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September 07, 2016

Families plead for Barnett to act on FIFO deaths

Families plead for Barnett to act on FIFO deaths

PRESSURE on West Australia’s government to take the mental health dangers to FIFO workers seriously escalated this week when family members of two workers who took their own lives presented a 4800-signature petition demanding action.

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September 01, 2016

Contractor's exit leaves CUB flat

Contractor's exit leaves CUB flat

Sacked AMWU brewery members had a huge victory this week when the labour hire firm providing non-union workers which took their jobs withdrew from the CUB Abbotsford plant due to its inability to work with the management.

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September 01, 2016

Turnbull lets subs' contract drift

Turnbull lets subs' contract drift

The AMWU has pushed the boat out on the Future Submarine build by meeting French contractor DCNS while the Turnbull Government lets local content and jobs on the $50 billion mega-project silently drift from its post-election agenda.

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September 01, 2016

AMWU feeds kids' drive to learn

AMWU feeds kids' drive to learn

Meritor are a global supplier of heavy vehicle drivetrains but our AMWU members there are giving local schoolkids the drive to learn by fuelling them up in the morning.

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August 26, 2016

Beer making stops as workers unite

Beer making stops as workers unite

Beer production in Melbourne was totally halted yesterday (Thursday) for the first time in the 11 weeks of the CUB dispute when brewery crews stopped work for a legal, three hour meeting and supported our sacked AMWU maintenance members.

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August 26, 2016

Doggie day on the CUB picket line

Doggie day on the CUB picket line

Dogs are awesome, let's face it. 

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August 19, 2016

Baird's one-track mind: $2.3 billion on overseas trains

Baird's one-track mind: $2.3 billion on overseas trains

The Baird Government has exported over 1000 skilled jobs and decimated NSW rail manufacturing by its disastrous decision to give one of the nation’s largest train-building contracts to South Korea.

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August 19, 2016

National Conference Speeches 2016

Key speeches from National Conference are available to read or download below

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August 18, 2016

Forgacs win on redundancies boosts all casuals

Forgacs win on redundancies boosts all casuals

The AMWU has won a landmark victory for workers with the Fair Work Commission finding that time served as a casual employee will now count when calculating redundancy payouts.

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August 18, 2016

CUB protest grows while beer flow slows

CUB protest grows while beer flow slows

The nationwide campaign to reinstate 55 sacked CUB unionists is continuing as carton production at the brewing giant has fallen from 1.2 million per week to just 385,000.

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