Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Media Releases

November 27, 2015

Baird Government's Transport Plan a Failure

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has condemned the $1.1 billion blowout in the cost of replacing Sydney’s inner-city train fleet as the result of the Baird government’s decision to send rail manufacturing contracts overseas.

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November 13, 2015

Steelworks are Fundamental Australian Infrastructure

OPINION BlueScope Steel’s Port Kembla Steelworks is critical to the economic future of the Illawarra, and a fundamental part of Australia’s industrial infrastructure. 

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November 11, 2015

Bluescope agreement on track for vote on Monday

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) says a ballot for a new enterprise agreement at BlueScope’s Port Kembla Steelworks is on track to take place on Monday and Tuesday next week.

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July 08, 2015

Thousands of Australian workers will lose our under China Free Trade Agreement

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by Tony Abbott is set to shut out thousands of Western Sydney workers from construction and infrastructure projects. The AMWU is launching radio ads into Western Sydney today. Click here to hear the ads.

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July 01, 2015

Abbott not welcome in the Hunter

160 Forgacs workers who lost their jobs will deliver a message to the Prime Minister as he visits the Hunter today. Read more here.

March 31, 2015

Tim Ayres Speech to NSW Fabians

Tim Ayres has today delivered a speech to the NSW Fabians outlining the case for stronger policy development within the NSW Labor Party

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March 24, 2015

Shipbuilders and rail workers rally to put jobs on the electoral map

Rally for manufacturing jobs today at Midday. Assembling at Newcastle Number One Sports Ground and marching to Civic Park    

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February 17, 2015

Sweet Victory in Bitter Darrell Lea Dispute

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has confirmed a settlement of their dispute with confectionary company Darrell Lea.  

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February 14, 2015

No love for Darrell Lea Workers on Valentines Day

Six former employees of iconic Australian confectionary company, Darrell Lea, have been dudded of half a million dollars ordered to be paid to them by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

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February 04, 2015

Downer EDI $1billion Pacific National deal shows we can build them here

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called on Premier Mike Baird to back the Hunter rail industry following the announcement of a $1billion maintenance deal between Downer EDI and Pacific National

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