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March 11, 2016

Turnbull Government exports 3000 shipbuilding jobs to Spain

Shipbuilding workers in Spain are celebrating after the Turnbull Government announced it would build two supply ships valued at $2billion overseas rather than in Australia. It is estimated that the contract would create 3000 Spanish jobs.

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March 11, 2016

Workers the ultimate victims in Queensland Nickel Saga

The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union ("AMWU") has blasted Clive Palmer for treating workers like "play things" as the Queensland Nickel saga took a turn for the worse today.

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March 04, 2016

Apprentice Enrolments Plummet Under Prime Minister Turnbull

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union’s (AMWU) has condemned the Turnbull government’s savage cuts to support for Australian apprentices which has seen enrolments continue to nosedive. 

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February 25, 2016

LOCAL SUBMARINE BUILD, AND NEW SHIPBUILDING ORDERS THE ONLY WAY TO MAINTAIN OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to implement its pre-election promise to build 12 submarines to secure Australia’s future defence but remains deeply concerned about Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to announce a local build for the $50 billion submarine project.

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February 12, 2016

TURNBULL AT THE HELM AS SHIPBUILDING CRISIS DEEPENS

TURNBULL AT THE HELM AS SHIPBUILDING CRISIS DEEPENS

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been labeled the Grim Reaper of Australian shipbuilding jobs as a second shipyard nears closure in the space of a fortnight.

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February 03, 2016

Shipyard Empty Under Turnbull's Watch

Shipyard Empty Under Turnbull's Watch

The Forgacs Shipyard in the Hunter is now desolate after 150 workers were marched off the site yesterday in a cruel blow for the shipbuilding industry and the region.

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January 22, 2016

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITS ON ITS HANDS AS MORE SHIPBUILDING JOBS LOST AT ASC.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITS ON ITS HANDS AS MORE SHIPBUILDING JOBS LOST AT ASC.

The Federal Government’s plan to reform naval shipbuilding and begin a continuous build program is being placed at risk by the scale of job losses in the industry, with more jobs lost at ASC in Adelaide.

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November 17, 2015

Shipbuilders demand meeting with Defence Minister

Press Conference 9:20am Front of Adelaide Convention Centre (North Terrace, Adelaide)

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November 13, 2015

SHIPBUILDERS TO RALLY, CALLING FOR AN END TO THE ‘VALLEY OF DEATH’ BEFORE MORE JOBS ARE LOST

SHIPBUILDING RALLY 1:30PM WORKERS WILL MEET AT THE OFFICE OF MICHAELIA CASH (44 OUTRAM STREET PERTH) FOLLOWED BY A MARCH TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE

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November 13, 2015

SHIPBUILDING WORKERS PAYING THE PRICE AS THE COALITION FAILS TO ACT WITH NEW WORK

Australia’s shipbuilders and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union have been warning for more than two years that jobs in the industry would be on the line unless new naval shipbuilding orders were brought forward. But the Federal Government has refused to listen.

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