Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Media Releases

September 13, 2017

New State Secretary for the NSW AMWU

Steve Murphy has been elected by the AMWU NSW State Council as the new state secretary. The vote came after Tim Ayres’s preselection to become Labor’s candidate for the Senate.

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May 18, 2017

Statement on the Sydney Busses Strike

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission has ordered us to display this on our website 

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January 19, 2017

Statement on Mike Baird's Resignation

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union NSW Branch has dubbed Premier Mike Baird’s resignation as a ‘cop out’. 

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August 18, 2016

Baird Offshores Australian Rail Jobs

News reports have confirmed that the NSW Government has sent one of the largest train manufacturing contracts in Australian history overseas. The New Intercity Train Fleet (NIF) will be built entirely in Korea. That’s 65 trains, over 500 carriages and at least a thousand jobs offshore.

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July 26, 2016

AMWU Wins NSW Workers Compensation Changes

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has won significant changes to the NSW Workers Compensation Guidelines that will make it easier for injured workers to access the treatment they need.

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May 30, 2016

AMWU Welcomes Labor's 90% Steel Pledge

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed NSW Labor’s announcement that, if elected, it would require the 90 per cent use of Australian-made steel in every publicly funded infrastructure project across the state. 

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May 06, 2016

Blood Tests for Williamtown Workers

A Senate Inquiry into PFOS/PFOA contamination at the Williamtown RAAF base has supported the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) in demanding voluntary blood tests be made available to all past and present workers at the Williamstown RAAF.

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April 14, 2016

AMWU Calls on NSW Government to Buy Australian Steel

In the wake of the global steel crisis the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is calling on the New South Wales government to mandate the use of Australian steel in its major infrastructure projects. This follows the introduction of similar laws in Victoria and South Australia, as well as the announcement of the Federal Opposition’s plan for the steel industry.

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April 11, 2016

Australia's Last Refrigerator Factory Closes

With the news that the Electrolux factory in Orange will build its last fridge today, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) mourns the closure of Australia’s last refrigerator factory.

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April 05, 2016

NSW AMWU Supports Call for Land Tax

The New South Wales branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has backed calls from a broad range of community leaders for the NSW government to replace stamp duty with a broad-based land tax.

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