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January 11, 2023

Workplace laws need overhaul to empower union members

11 JANUARY 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has called for an overhaul of workplace laws to encourage union membership, give union delegates and organisers greater powers, and increase workplace protections for union members.

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December 13, 2022

Energy supply incentives must not become Qantas-style corporate handout

13 DECEMBER 2022 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has urged the Albanese Government that its proposed supply incentives to energy companies must benefit workers and not become a Qantas-style corporate handout to highly-paid coal, oil and gas CEOs.

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August 31, 2022

AMWU calls for multi-employer bargaining, reduced working week

August 31, 2022 – The AMWU is calling on the federal government to support a raft of workplace changes at the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit, including multi-employer bargaining, a reduced working week for manufacturing workers, and lowering the manufacturing industry retirement age from 67 to 65.

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August 19, 2022

AMWU calls for National Electric Vehicle Council to boost domestic manufacturing

AUGUST 18, 2022 – AMWU National Secretary Steve Murphy has called on the Albanese Government to establish a tripartite council of government, unions and industry to drive Australian uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

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July 06, 2022

NSW IRC Issues Order on Industrial Action

JULY 6, 2022 – The NSW IRC has issued orders preventing the scheduled industrial action by Transport for NSW workers taking place tomorrow.  This is a disappointing outcome, but our members at the Sydney Harbour Bridge should be proud of their willingness to fight. AMWU members should attend work as normal tomorrow. See below for the text of the orders. You can download a PDF of the orders HERE. 

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May 12, 2022

NSW TRAIN BUILDERS DELIVER CLEAR MESSAGE: DON’T GIVE CONSTANCE A JOB AFTER HE OFFSHORED OURS

MAY 12, 2022 – NSW train builders have today delivered a clear message to voters in the federal electorate of Gilmore today: don’t give Andrew Constance a job after he offshored thousands of local manufacturing jobs as Transport Minister.

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April 28, 2022

SYDNEY TRAINS WORKERS DEMAND 20 DAYS OF PAID FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

APRIL 28, 2022 – Members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) at Sydney Trains have been calling on management to support their claim for 20 days of paid family and domestic violence leave.

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April 14, 2022

SCOTT MORRISON OWES RHEEM WORKERS AN APOLOGY

APRIL 14, 2022 – Scott Morrison owes workers at Rheem an apology after using them on Monday as the backdrop to his announcement of job creation despite more than 100 of their jobs at the Western Sydney factory being at risk when the company offshores part of its operations, says the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU).

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April 14, 2022

MINISTER MUST ACT ON SNOWY 2.0 HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS

APRIL 14, 2022 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) has written to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor to make him aware of a range of workplace health and safety issues at Snowy Hydro 2.0 sites.

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April 13, 2022

HIGH-VIS PHOTO OP AT RHEEM WON’T STOP JOBS BEING SENT OFFSHORE

APRIL 13, 2022 – Scott Morrison’s promise of 1.3 million new jobs, touted during his visit to Rheem’s Western Sydney factory yesterday, has quickly come to stand in for his government’s record on manufacturing: very little to show for all the photo ops and announcements.

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