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Media releases

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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March 30, 2022

BUDGET: WE NEED A GOVT THAT COMMITS TO MAKING AND MAINTAINING THINGS HERE

MARCH 30, 2022 – The Coalition Government has again failed to take any action to ensure that wages keep up with the rising costs of living and has made no commitment in its’ Budget to making and maintaining things here, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) say.

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March 04, 2022

WORKERS PROTEST ARRIVAL OF IMPORTED WIND TOWERS IN PORTLAND

MARCH 4, 2022 – Workers from Victorian wind tower manufacturer Keppel Prince and the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) are gathered outside GrainCorp in Portland harbour to protest the arrival of imported wind towers that have already cost 40 workers their jobs and have left another 100 workers facing uncertainty.

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