Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union

 

Media Releases

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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June 22, 2021

AMWU NSW & ACT: NSW budget “a missed opportunity”

The NSW government’s budget is a missed opportunity to invest in local manufacturing and create jobs, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) says.  

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June 22, 2021

Union says icare submissions tarnish McDougall Report

Revelations that icare were able to make submissions to an inquiry into its own failings and push for changes to compensation access that would harm workers show a report into the insurance agency lacks credibility, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) says.

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June 18, 2021

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union urges NSW Government to end offshoring

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) calls on the NSW government to end the offshoring of transport infrastructure projects, with a new report showing the local economy would have benefited to the tune of almost half a billion dollars if important recent contracts were awarded to local firms.  

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June 08, 2021

The AMWU calls on the ACT Government to commit to Aussie-made electric buses.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) is calling on the ACT government to commit to locally made electric buses.

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May 20, 2021

AMWU NSW & ACT Endorses the School Strike 4 Climate

The AMWU is passionate about fighting for good local jobs, healthy and prosperous communities, and a decent future for our kids.   This is why the union is endorsing the School Strike 4 Climate movement – supporting the next generation of union activists to fight for a fair and sustainable future.  

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February 14, 2019

NSW Regional Rail Fleet Decision ‘Absurd’

The NSW Government’s announcement to assemble and maintain the Regional Rail Fleet is absurd and an insult to the 1 559 rail manufacturing workers that have lost their jobs under the NSW Liberal Government’s policy of building trains overseas.

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August 13, 2018

Bluescope Workers Deserve a Fair Share of Record Profit

Workers at Bluescope Steel are demanding a fair pay deal after management announced a record profit of $1.6 billion dollars this morning, an increase of 119%. Workers are currently negotiating to restore pay and conditions that were taken away during the 2015 steel crisis

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