Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



New Victorian Branch Leadership: Farewell Steve, Welcome Tony

The Victorian Branch of the AMWU in September bid farewell to our State Secretary of 11 years, Steve Dargavel.

Steve worked at the AMWU for 27 years, and has left a lasting legacy including the Protection of Entitlements legislation, Victorian Government procurement guarantees, vital state and federal law reforms to help working people, the New Union Project, and countless successful union campaigns and disputes.

Steve said, “It has been an enormous privilege over the 27 years I have been with the union to work with some spectacular trade unionists and genuinely wonderful people. This union can have its best days in front of it, if it works with intelligence, good will, discipline, and diligence. Thank you all for your comradeship and solidarity.”

Tony Mavromatis has taken the helm as the Victorian Branch State Secretary.

Tony, a boilermaker by trade, joined the union in 1990. Since that time he has been an AMWU delegate and health safety representative in labour hire, construction and at the naval dockyards, before starting work as an organiser at the AMWU in 2002. Tony brings experience as a lead organiser in the manufacturing and construction industries, and has held terms as a State Councillor and State and National Conference Delegate.

Tony said, “I look forward to promoting and representing our great union, and working together with you all as we continue to build a smart, strong, active and united branch of the mighty AMWU.”


New AMWU State Secretary Tony Mavromatis


AMWU Victoria Leadership Team:

Tony Mavromatis, State Secretary

Lou Malgeri, Assistant State Secretary (Manufacturing)

Jason Hefford, Assistant State Secretary (Food and Confectionery); National Food Division Secretary

Tony Piccolo, Assistant State Secretary (Print)

Paul Difelice, Assistant State Secretary (Vehicle)

Share on


Jan 25, 2019

2019 Delegates' Forums

Each year across the country the AMWU holds forums for its Delegates. This year, the...

Jan 24, 2019

Life hacks for getting back to work in 2019

It’s now three weeks into January and your new year resolution to drink less, go...

Jan 21, 2019


21 January 2019 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has welcomed the announcement that, if elected,...

Happening now

  • i am good
  • Champagne for my real friends. Real pain for my sham friends.... Opinions are mine, not necessarily my employers or anyone elses, but you can borrow them...
  • Angry buddhist and feminist. I study gender politics, anthropology and poststructural theory. I'm a fundamental love warrior.
  • Eu moro onde você passa férias