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January 17, 2022

MORRISON GOVT DOESN’T GIVE A RATS, AMWU JOINS UNION COMMITMENT TO WORKPLACE ACTION

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union calls for urgent workplace action in response to the coalition Government’s failure to keep working people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a national workplace and workforce crisis, with record numbers of workers sick, isolating and unable to work.

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December 17, 2021

WIN FOR WORKERS AT GPI

Workers at global packaging manufacturing giant GPI in Melbourne have reached an in-principle agreement today that will see the lowest paid workers receive a nearly 8 per cent pay rise over two-and-a half years, receive back pay until June this year, a casual conversion labour hire clause and commitment to a classification structure review over the life of the agreement.

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December 16, 2021

WIND TOWERS WOULD BE INTACT IF WE’D BUILT THEM HERE

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is renewing a call for government commitment to local content in all wind farm and renewables projects after it’s been revealed there are major cracks in wind towers imported for Australian’s largest wind farm.

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December 10, 2021

MATES IN MANUFACTURING PROGRAM TO TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICDE

A successful union and industry-backed program designed to support workers’ mental health and prevent suicide will be expanded to the manufacturing sector, providing evidence-based assistance for those in need.

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October 28, 2021

MORRISON GOVT SECRETLY DUMPS WA SHIP BUILD

It’s been revealed the Federal Government are dumping another ship build in Western Australia - a decision it made in secret, behind closed doors. 

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October 21, 2021

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST URGENTLY INCREASE INCOME SUPPORT FOR UNEMPLOYED WORKERS

The federal government’s decision to end Covid-19 Disaster payments after states reach the 80% vaccination target will cause real harm, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union NSW & ACT (AMWU) says.

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October 21, 2021

TRAIN BUILD MAJOR WIN FOR QLD WORKERS

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union are celebrating the announcement 65 new trains will be built at a new train manufacturing facility at Torbanlea, 25 kilometres north-west of Maryborough creating up to 800 new jobs and securing thousands more jobs across regional supply chains in Queensland.

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October 13, 2021

WORKERS COULD BE LEFT MORE EXPOSED TO DEADLY WELDING FUMES

A proposal to abolish a workplace exposure standard (WES) for welding fumes will leave workers at greater risk of exposure to the unknown deadly cocktail of welding fumes.

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October 07, 2021

CADBURY REFUSES SECURE JOBS FOR WORKERS

Cadbury workers at Ringwood will take 24-hour strike action again this Friday in their call for secure jobs, better pay and improved conditions. The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) say nearly 300 Cadbury workers at one Cadbury site in Melbourne will take strike action again after the company continues to refuse to covert workers to permanent roles (some for as long as ten years).

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September 16, 2021

NEW SUBMARINE DEAL RAISES CRITICAL QUESTIONS

The tripartite nuclear-powered submarine deal raises critical questions for Australia’s shipbuilding industry, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) say.

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