May 24, 2018
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has made the following statement in response to today’s tragedy at Norske Skog: Steve Murphy, AMWU NSW State Secretary: “Today's incident at Norske Skog is a tragedy. “Our primary focus at this time is to support our members and their families. “Our Union organisers have been on site and remain available to members. “We will be working with our union delegates and Safe Work to determine the cause of the incident and will make more comment once the circumstances of this tragedy become clearer.” Please direct media inquiries to: John Hill 0412 197 079 Tamsin Lloyd 0448 006 391
May 11, 2018
Shipbuilders from ASC Adelaide will converge on Minister Christopher Pyne’s office on Friday to demand answers to why over 200 shipbuilders are poised to lose their jobs. The Government promised last November that all ASC jobs are secure. 10.15am Shipbuilders Meet at Minister Pyne’s Office, 100 King William Street Adelaide 10.45am PRESS CONFERENCE with Shipbuilders, AMWU State Assistant Secretary Peter Bauer and Senator Kim Carr Media Contact: Peter Bauer 0418 835 093 Tamsin Lloyd (AMWU Media) 0448 006 391
May 01, 2018
*this post is sponsored by one of our partners, CBUS Superannuation Cbus is advocating for legislation to align the paying of super with wages in its submission to the Federal Government’s consultation over its draft superannuation reform laws.
April 27, 2018
Union Members at Simplot in Northern Tasmania are calling on the company to ensure that jobs at Simplot are secure and permanent – and not changed to casual positions.
April 23, 2018
Minister Pyne and the Turnbull Government have betrayed shipbuilders by not standing by their commitment to transition jobs of South Australian shipbuilders to future projects.
April 18, 2018
Notification by Order of the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission has issued a s418 Order called the Boeing Aerostructures Australia Pty Ltd Industrial Action Order 2018. The Commission has required the union to publish this order on the AMWU website. A copy of the Order can be viewed or downloaded here: https://bit.ly/2J4vf80
March 26, 2018
This post is sponsored by Cbus. Close the gender super gap Cbus has gotten behind a campaign that looks to close the gender gap in retirement incomes for women. It is not widely known that women, on average currently retire with 47% less super than men and that a third of single women retire in poverty. The Make Super Fair, a campaign run by advocacy group, Women in Super is pushing for recommendations that go some of the way to closing the super gap.
February 16, 2018
Qualified Sheet Metal Workers are alerted that work is available and also soon to come online at Darwin's INPEX Ichthys Project. Qualified tradespeople seeking work and available to FIFO to Darwin are encouraged to apply.
February 12, 2018
Today in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, hundreds of unionists joined the ITCU International day of action rallied in support of jailed Korean trade union leader Han Sang-gyun.
January 25, 2018
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is concerned that the Turnbull Government’s latest Trans Pacific trade deal will sacrifice Australian sovereignty, bringing us closer to having the status of a ‘Third-world economy’.
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