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August 13, 2020

Union disappointed in High Court sick leave decision

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is disappointed by today’s High Court decision in the matter of Cadbury-Mondelez vs AMWU. The High Court decision means that Australian shift workers are entitled to less than ten days personal leave each year.

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July 30, 2020

Union condemns Ovato agreement termination

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has condemned print and packaging company Ovato for their announcement that they have applied to cut workers’ pay and conditions. The AMWU has been working with Ovato since March to negotiate reduced working arrangements because of the impact of COVID-19 on the business, but the company yesterday notified the union that they had made an application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to terminate the agreement currently covering the majority of the Ovato workforce.  

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July 14, 2020

UNION CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO CREATE SA JOBS BY BUILDING NEW FIRE TRUCKS HERE

The union representing vehicle builders, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), is calling on the South Australian Government to invest in local jobs by building 25 new trucks for the CFS fleet here.

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July 07, 2020

AMWU TO FIGHT FOR WORKERS’ PERSONAL LEAVE IN THE HIGH COURT

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) will be fighting for workers’ entitlement to 10 days personal leave in the High Court this week, as Mondelez and the Australian Government argue to cut that entitlement for shift workers.

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May 11, 2020

AMWU Welcomes Labor's Support for Manufacturing

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s focus on revitalising Australian manufacturing and investing in infrastructure as part of a COVID-19 recovery strategy. “This crisis has demonstrated the importance of having a domestic manufacturing industry” said AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian.  

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April 20, 2020

UNION APPLAUDS KENWORTH TRUCKS CONTINUING TO PAY EMPLOYEES DURING TEMPORARY SHUT DOWN

Workers at Kenworth Trucks in Bayswater, Victoria will return to work today after spending the last three and a half weeks, from March 25, at home with pay while the worksite was reconfigured to make social distancing easier.

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March 28, 2020

Entitlement update for Qantas workers

The Qantas Engineers Alliance Unions have been seeking clarity from Qantas on questions of entitlements during stand downs since they were first announced a week and a half ago.

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March 25, 2020

Qantas stand downs - message from Paul Bastian to AMWU members

At 5pm today (25 March 2020) thousands of Qantas workers and many union members are going to be stood down. Many more will find out their fate over the coming weeks as the COVID-19 crisis intensifies. This is a difficult time for our country and the aviation sector – but you are not alone. We are with you.

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March 23, 2020

Statement from Qantas Engineers’ Alliance

AMWU National Assistant Secretary Glenn Thompson:  "The AMWU is calling on Qantas to urgently bring forward scheduled aircraft maintenance to mitigate the effects of the stand-down. Qantas can use this down time to get ahead of their maintenance schedule and keep their workers gainfully employed. The longer workers can continue doing their jobs before being stood down, the better. Every day makes a difference. Bringing forward work that has to be done eventually is a smart way for Qantas to support its workforce.

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March 05, 2020

SPC CEO comments are a despicable attempt to use public fears over Coronavirus to force a bad deal on to the workforce

Workers at SPC have been fighting for a decent deal since August 2019, after the new owner tried to strip back their employment conditions, and have been trying to negotiate with their employer ever since.

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