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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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August 16, 2021

Union: What the NSW Government must do to support essential workers

This week, the NSW Government appeared to blame residents of Western and South-West Sydney for the continued spread of the virus.

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August 06, 2021

Union’s report shows NSW government failing essential workers

The essential workers keeping the state running are not being protected from contracting COVID-19 at work and the NSW Government must do more to support them, a report published by the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) shows.

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July 27, 2021

Union: Employers have obligations to their workers during COVID-19 restrictions

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) has today written to all businesses that employ our members, outlining the union’s view of their obligations to workers during this latest COVID-19 outbreak.  

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