Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union

 

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Media releases

June 19, 2024

Nuclear is a dangerous distraction, Dutton pushing for a climate culture war that nobody wants

19 June 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) condemns the Coalition’s nuclear election commitment as a dangerous distraction in our commitment to decarbonise our economy.

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June 06, 2024

Tassie dairy workers call for Canadian intervention as stoush over mainland wage disparity continues

6 June 2024 – Tasmanian trade unions are appealing to the head of Canadian cheese manufacturer Saputo Dairy to resolve a wage disparity experienced by the maintenance crew at the processor’s Burnie site in North-West Tasmania.

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June 05, 2024

Sydney rail manufacturing investment is a win for workers

5 June 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) supports the announcement regarding critical upgrades to the Tangara fleet that operates within the Sydney Trains network.

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May 28, 2024

Tasmanian dairy workers halt cheese production as calls for mainland wages left unanswered

28 May 2024 – Saputo Dairy’s Burnie factory in North-West Tasmania is facing significant production problems this morning, after the factory was forced to cancel pressed cheese production all day on Monday.

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May 23, 2024

AMWU calls for the sacking of millionaire ASC CEO, as hundreds of critical AUKUS submarine workers issue no confidence vote over pay dispute

23 May 2024 – Members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) are calling for the head of government-operated submarine builder ASC to be dismissed as hundreds of South Australian submarine workers critical to the survival of Australia’s future AUKUS submarine fleet unanimously issue a vote of no confidence in the CEO’s leadership.

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May 20, 2024

Unions unite in Tassie dairy workers fight over mainland wage disparity

20 May 2024 – Unions across Tasmania have united against Canadian cheese manufacturer Saputo Dairy over the wage disparity experienced by the maintenance crew at the processor’s Burnie site in North-West Tasmania.

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May 14, 2024

‘Big win for the AMWU’, Federal Budget manufactures Future Made in Australia into a reality

14 May 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) celebrates the historic $22.7 billion Future Made in Australia package announced in the Federal Budget.

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May 14, 2024

Tassie dairy workers slam Saputo's 'nowhere near mainland parity’ wage offer, future strikes to come

14 May 2024 – Australian trade unions have signalled to Canadian milk giant Saputo Dairy of continuing work stoppages as Tasmanian workers ramp up their campaign for mainland rates of pay.

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May 08, 2024

Correction on misreporting of a ‘deal’ with Whyalla Steelworks

8 May 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is seeking to correct allegations made across various media outlets around the circumstances surrounding the shutdown at Whyalla Steelworks.

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May 07, 2024

Saputo Dairy workers say fight over mainland wage disparity leaves multinational in turmoil

7 May 2024 – Maintenance workers at Saputo Dairy who walked off the job at the processor’s Burnie site in North-West Tasmania from midnight Sunday 5th May are set to continue their protected industrial action from 11am Tuesday 7th May say their stoppages are creating a significant impact to the multinational company.

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