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December 09, 2020

APPRENTICES URGE CASH TO KEEP THEM ON THE TOOLS

Apprentices working across Australia are in Canberra to urge Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash to drop a plan to remove the mandatory workplace practice component from engineering trade qualifications.

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November 23, 2020

AMWU URGES PORTER TO INTERVENE FOR OVATO WORKERS

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has urged Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Christian Porter to intervene in a NSW Supreme Court case that will leave workers at printing giant Ovato stranded over Christmas with no pay.

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November 18, 2020

APPRENTICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SAY KEEP US ON THE TOOLS

Apprentices from across the country are outraged at the Morrison Government’s plans to destroy apprenticeships as we know them and are meeting across the country calling for action.

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November 18, 2020

OVATO WORKERS LEFT CASHLESS FOR CHRISTMAS

Up to 300 manufacturing workers will be left jobless and cashless over the Christmas break after Australia’s largest printing group Ovato applies for court permission to avoid paying redundancy. Ovato are trying to strip four of the companies in their group assets leaving behind 300 workers in the newly insolvent companies.

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October 06, 2020

Union says budget unimaginative

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has slammed tonight’s Federal Budget as unambitious and unimaginative. The Union is calling for the Federal Government to reintroduce fully-funded universal free early childhood education, invest in our aged care system, and permanently raise the rate of JobSeeker while abolishing mutual obligations.

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October 02, 2020

Union calls for worker voice in industry roadmaps

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) said that today’s National Press Club Address by the Prime Minister was “a step in the right direction”, but called for worker representatives to be included in the development of the Government’s proposed two, five, and ten-year industry roadmaps. 

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August 13, 2020

Union disappointed in High Court sick leave decision

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is disappointed by today’s High Court decision in the matter of Cadbury-Mondelez vs AMWU. The High Court decision means that Australian shift workers are entitled to less than ten days personal leave each year.

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July 30, 2020

Union condemns Ovato agreement termination

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has condemned print and packaging company Ovato for their announcement that they have applied to cut workers’ pay and conditions. The AMWU has been working with Ovato since March to negotiate reduced working arrangements because of the impact of COVID-19 on the business, but the company yesterday notified the union that they had made an application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to terminate the agreement currently covering the majority of the Ovato workforce.  

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July 14, 2020

UNION CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO CREATE SA JOBS BY BUILDING NEW FIRE TRUCKS HERE

The union representing vehicle builders, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), is calling on the South Australian Government to invest in local jobs by building 25 new trucks for the CFS fleet here.

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July 07, 2020

AMWU TO FIGHT FOR WORKERS’ PERSONAL LEAVE IN THE HIGH COURT

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) will be fighting for workers’ entitlement to 10 days personal leave in the High Court this week, as Mondelez and the Australian Government argue to cut that entitlement for shift workers.

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