July 18, 2018
Fairfax Media has written to the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) today about new arrangements which will result in the company sharing printing presses with News Corp Australia. Rumours about such arrangements have been circulating for some time but the decision this morning came as a shock.
July 10, 2018
In the same week that Country of Origin labelling becomes mandatory, an outbreak of listeria in imported frozen vegetables shows the importance of buying local Australian products.
July 04, 2018
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has been informed that NSW’s last bus manufacturer, Custom Buses, will close today.
June 29, 2018
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to award the Future Frigate project to BAE Systems.
May 25, 2018
WORKERS AT NOTE PRINTING AUSTRALIA WILL STOP WORK TODAY, 25 MAY 2018, HOLDING A 24 HOUR STRIKE FOLLOWING NPA’s FAILURE TO OFFER ACCEPTABLE WAGE INCREASES. THIS IS THE FIRST STRIKE AT AUSTRALIA’S NOTE PRINTING FACILITY IN 107 YEARS. WORKERS AND UNION OFFICIALS WILL BE ON-SITE FROM 6AM ON FRIDAY OUTSIDE NPA, 1 POTTER ST CRAIGIEBURN, VIC.
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.
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