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April 29, 2016

Safety is our best memorial

Safety is our best memorial

Many AMWU members around the country paused from their toil for a minute or more yesterday to quietly remember the lives of workers who have been killed in workplace incidents.  

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April 29, 2016

Chance to look forward on super

Chance to look forward on super

Industry superannuation funds backed by the AMWU keep our members updated on how best to keep their retirement savings growing, with Media Super offering detailed briefings for print members from next week.

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April 21, 2016

Union apprentices get the edge

Union apprentices get the edge

Many of our brightest young AMWU members emerged from Queensland’s Apprentice Conference  asserting their right to improved training and greater fairness from employers to excel at their trades.

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April 21, 2016

Retired members demand protection for seniors

Retired members demand protection for seniors

AMWU retired members have demanded governments respect the dignity of older people by increasing the value of the social safety net and protecting their right to live without family violence.

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April 21, 2016

Patrol vessel gain but subs the main game

Patrol vessel gain but subs the main game

The AMWU has cautiously welcomed the decision to build Offshore Patrol Vessels as a solid win for members. 

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April 21, 2016

Support growing for Bitzer workers

Support growing for Bitzer workers

Community support keeps growing for a united group of Bitzer workers as they enter the third week of a strike at the Melbourne firm which specializes in cooling equipment for retail customers.

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April 21, 2016

Delegates get extra protection from unfair dismissal

Delegates get extra protection from unfair dismissal

The AMWU has achieved a breakthrough by gaining the re-instatement of a delegate who was sacked at a time when he was also an important member of a union team bargaining with his employer.

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April 14, 2016

Labor steel policy can be strengthened

Labor steel policy can be strengthened

The AMWU has welcomed the federal Labor Opposition’s new steel policy as a step in the right direction but called for it to be strengthened by mandated local content on government projects.

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April 12, 2016

Striking Bitzer workers keep their cool

Striking Bitzer workers keep their cool

A group of determined workers are getting strong union support as they enter the sixth day of a strike at Melbourne firm Bitzer, which specializes in cooling systems for retail customers.

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April 07, 2016

PM must step up to Arrium steel plate

PM must step up to Arrium steel plate

The AMWU is calling on the Turnbull Government to show leadership by underpinning the continuing operations of Arrium in order to protect thousands of jobs and give the company time to trade it’s way out of trouble.

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