Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Media Releases

February 21, 2024

Members Take Protected Industrial Action at Australian Parliament House

19 FEBRUARY 2024 - Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) AMWU members are undertaking protected industrial action at Parliament House in response to senior management's refusal to address pay disparities and rebuild the core capability of DPS trade staff.

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September 28, 2023

Tamworth QantasLink workers not re-Joyceing about below industry wages

Qantas Group is choosing to pay contractors more than double what they’re paying their own aircraft maintenance staff in Tamworth, with the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT branch (AMWU) calling on the company to get back to the bargaining table with a fair wage offer for workers.

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May 03, 2023

Multiple unions back industrial action at Tomago Aluminium

03 MAY 2023 – Maintenance workers at Tomago Aluminium’s smelter in the Hunter Valley have endorsed the right to exercise industrial action in support of their wage and conditions claims in a new enterprise agreement.

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October 19, 2022

Unions applaud NSW Labor's commitment to make public transport here

16 October 2022 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) and the Rail, Tram, and Bus Union (RTBU) welcome the announcement from NSW Labor leader Chris Minns that Labor is committed to building trains, buses, ferries, and trams in NSW.

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September 24, 2022

Media Release – Unions meet with Norco on future of Lismore factory

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with Norco management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

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August 05, 2022

AMWU welcomes Federal Government announcement on Australian-made offshore wind farm zones

AUGUST 5, 2022 – Minister for Climate Change Chris Bowen today made the following announcement: “The next zone that I intend and expect to be consulting on is offshore wind in the Pacific region off the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, and then off the Illawarra, the Pacific Ocean region of Portland in Victoria… and Bunbury, of course, in Western Australia…This is good news for these communities.

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March 01, 2022

Media Release – AMWU members at Sydney Trains take 24-hour strike action

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union members who maintain the XPT trains that travel between Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are taking 24 hours of protected industrial action today. 

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October 15, 2021

Union: NSW government must prioritise workers in hydrogen strategy

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) welcomes the NSW Government’s plan to establish a green hydrogen industry but says local workers and the use of local content must be the focus of any plans.

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August 26, 2021

NSW Government hasn’t given workers time to comply with new rules

The new rules for authorised workers are causing uncertainty and stress as workers scramble to get vaccinated in a week, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT says.

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August 18, 2021

Union: The test and isolate payment must extend to all NSW workers

The NSW Government must make the new test and isolate payment available to workers across the state, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) says.

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