June 08, 2023
8 June 2023 – Workers exposed to welding fumes have today been let down by a Safe Work Australia (SWA) decision to kick the can down the road on lowering the limit for exposure.
June 05, 2023
5 June 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is launching a new campaign to lower the limit for welding fumes exposure in Australian workplaces as well as a new exposure register to support workers who develop illnesses.
April 28, 2023
28 APRIL 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is marking International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) by calling for greater powers for union delegates and Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) as well as federal industrial manslaughter laws and more protections for workers exposed to dangerous fumes and chemicals.
March 03, 2023
03 MARCH 2023 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) will be seeking urgent discussions after news that Qantas commits to training engineers through its Qantas Group Engineering Academy.
February 28, 2023
FEBRUARY 28, 2023 - The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has welcomed the news that state and federal governments will work to ban engineered stone.
January 11, 2023
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.
December 13, 2022
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.
August 31, 2022
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.
August 19, 2022
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).
July 06, 2022
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.