Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



May 20, 2015

Labor’s Plan ignores the needs of FIFO Workers

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes Labor’s commitment to cracking down on multinational tax avoiders and to tightening the superannuation tax concessions. The union has long argued for these progressive changes.

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May 15, 2015

Abbott Government must act to protect Australia's shipbuilding capability.

The Abbott Government’s failure to address the crisis in naval shipbuilding has seen another 120 jobs lost today at ASC Shipbuilding in Adelaide.

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May 14, 2015

Labor Budget Reply 2015: A welcome focus on building a country that makes things

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed the Budget Reply’s focus on innovation, advanced manufacturing and the jobs of the future. 

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April 14, 2015

Unions reject Abbott Government's claim on productivity

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews needs to recognise that productivity has improved at ASC and take the crucial decision to build Australia’s future submarines in Adelaide. 

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March 25, 2015

Time for Abbott to back a bi-partisan approach on Subs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called on the Prime Minister to honour his pre-election promise, and join Labor’s bipartisan approach to the future submarine project. 

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March 24, 2015

457 Inquiry Proves More Needs to be Done, as Schneider Elevator workers still owed money

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has congratulated the Senate on voting for a new inquiry into the 457-visa scheme, and called on the Government to do more to immediately crack down on the rorts. 

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March 20, 2015

Workers Left High and Dry: Not Paid for 6 Weeks and Sleeping in the Boss’s Office

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has uncovered a group of 457- workers who have not been paid for 6 weeks at a Victorian building site, leaving them no alternative but to live and sleep on the floor of their boss’s office. 

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March 10, 2015

Government backdown on ATS 18 months too late

“Today the Government will make official what we’ve known for a while - they can’t go ahead with their $900million cuts to the ATS,” said AMWU National Vehicle Secretary Dave Smith.

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February 27, 2015

Stronger Anti-Dumping Regulation Needed

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called on the Federal Government to immediately tighten Australia’s anti-dumping laws in the wake of the closure of Australian Paper’s Shoalhaven mill. 

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February 18, 2015

Frozen Berry Scare Highlights Need for Food Labelling Standards

“There are lots of issues at stake here, not least the health of Australian consumers, and the security of Australian food jobs,” said AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian.

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