Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




January 21, 2019


21 January 2019 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has welcomed the announcement that, if elected, a Shorten Labor Government would deliver a national procurement policy that will create more local manufacturing jobs around Australia. 

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January 14, 2019

AMWU Elections

Elections for State and National Officers will be held in 2019. Nominations open on 14 January 2019 and must reach the Returning Officer not later than 5:00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on 21 February 2019. For more information, including notices of election and nomination forms, click here.

January 04, 2019

Planning your 2019 annual leave

In 2019, we are fighting to Change the Rules. But when it comes to taking your annual leave, we’re about to teach you how to Game the Rules. Play it right and you can turn your 20 days annual leave into over 40 days off.

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December 06, 2018

My Health Record Update.

An important update on the My Health Record legislation. 

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September 28, 2018

Union response to job losses at Cadbury

28 September 2018  AMWU TASMANIA SECRETARY JOHN SHORT WILL HOLD A MEDIA CONFERENCE ON THE JOB LOSSES AT CADBURY.WHEN: 11.30am, FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018WHERE: OUTSIDE CADBURY’S FACTORY, 100 CADBURY RD, CLAREMONT, TASMANIA. Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) members at Cadbury are disappointed the company has decided to make more than 10 per cent of the workforce redundant.

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September 17, 2018

AMWU demands apprenticeship quotas to stop the collapse in female apprenticeship numbers

17 September 2018: The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union will lead a delegation of female apprentices to Canberra today to meet with MPs about the exodus of women out of the trade-based apprenticeships.

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September 17, 2018


Read the AMWU obituary of the great Laurie Carmichael as penned by AMWU National President, Andrew Dettmer. 

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September 13, 2018

AMWU Statement on Labor's position on the TPP

“It beggars belief that the Labor caucus would sign off on ratifying the TTP given it’s against the party’s own policy,” said AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian.  

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August 24, 2018

TPP Bill Threatens Jobs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is urging MPs to reject current moves to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership into law.

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August 22, 2018

Workers at SPC welcome future expansion

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) will begin working with SPC Ardmona as the company undertakes a review of its manufacturing operations at Shepparton, Victoria.

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