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Media releases

March 28, 2024

AMWU WELCOMES BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT IN SOLAR ENERGY MANUFACTURING IN AUSTRALIA

28 March 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has welcomed a major billion-dollar investment in Australia’s solar energy manufacturing supply chain. The $1 billion Solar Sunshot investment in Australia’s solar energy manufacturing sector will run parallel with the NSW Government’s $275 million Net Zero Manufacturing Initiative.  

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March 06, 2024

VICTORIAN OFFSHORE WIND ZONE MISSES VITAL OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE LOCAL MANUFACTURING JOBS

6 March 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has expressed disappointment that the new offshore wind zone proposed for the Southern Ocean off the coast of Victoria may miss a vital opportunity to create local manufacturing jobs.

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February 20, 2024

ASFU WELCOMES CERTAINTY FOR AUSTRALIA'S SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY

20 February 2024 – The Australian Shipbuilding Federation of Unions (ASFU) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that it will undertake the largest build of our naval fleet since the Second World War but has stressed the need for further detail on what the surface fleet review means for the industry’s future.

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February 20, 2024

OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS WELCOME, BUT STRONG PROVISIONS REQUIRED TO DELIVER LOCAL JOBS

20 February 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it would commence consultation on the proposed Bunbury offshore wind zone in Western Australia but has expressed concern that the project will not deliver thousands of renewable energy jobs envisaged by the project.

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November 17, 2023

AMWU WELCOMES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW SAFETY REGULATOR FOR NAVAL NUCLEAR POWER

17 November 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has welcomed the introduction of legislation into the Federal Parliament to establish a new safety regulator for naval nuclear power ahead of the AUKUS submarine program.

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November 16, 2023

AMWU WELCOMES THE NATIONAL RAIL PROCUREMENT AND MANUFACTURING STRATEGY

16 November 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed the Albanese government’s National Rail Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy, which seeks to develop an efficient and sustainable domestic rail manufacturing sector and provide good quality local jobs.

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October 26, 2023

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

29 September 2023 – An inquiry into the election of the position of NSW Assistant State Secretary with respect to a purported irregularity will be conducted by the Federal Court of Australia at Law Courts Building, 184 Philip Street, Queens Square, Sydney commencing 10.15am on 11 December 2023 and 12 December 2023. If a member wishes to be served with a copy of affidavit material and submissions relied upon by the Applicant they should contact solicitors for the Applicant by email at [email protected] prior to 25 October 2023. Please see the full orders made by the Court on 27 September 2023. The Judgement of the Court delivered on 21 September 2023 can be read online.

October 26, 2023

AMWU WELCOMES EXPANSION OF THE ALBANESE GOVERNMENT'S CRITICAL MINERALS FACILITY

26 October 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has welcomed the expansion of the Albanese Government’s Critical Minerals Facility as an important first step that will significantly boost Australia’s green manufacturing sector and assist the nation in meeting its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

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October 24, 2023

LOCAL CONTENT COMMITMENTS IN OFFSHORE WIND ARE KEY TO MAXIMISING LOCAL JOBS

24 October 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes the federal government’s announcement of consultation opening on an offshore wind zone in Bass Strait which includes commitments to local content.

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September 28, 2023

CADBURY WORKERS STOP WORK FOR A SWEETER DEAL

28 September 2023 – Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) members at Cadbury's factory in Claremont, Tasmania are continuing a stop-work campaign for better wages and conditions.

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