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March 04, 2016

Comment: Staying with you on a difficult journey

 COMMENT by Dave Smith, AMWU National Vehicle Division Secretary

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March 04, 2016

Ford workers gearing up for future

Ford workers gearing up for future

The AMWU keeps working with Auto Skills Australia and Ford on a careful strategy to ensure the 800 remaining employees at the company’s plants will be best placed for the next phase of their working lives after car production ceases in October.

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March 04, 2016

SA latest for autotech Kmart deals

SA latest for autotech Kmart deals

Automotive technicians at Kmart Tyre and Auto have certainty and security over the coming years from winning new collective agreements, with members in South Australia getting a better deal for working away from home base.

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March 04, 2016

Wheeling and dealing a good tyre fit

Wheeling and dealing a good tyre fit

Tyre fitters are among an increasing number of auto trades workers glad to have professionals negotiating their pay and conditions, with the AMWU achieving an improved deal for our new members at Bridgestone.

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February 25, 2016

Subs victory by the dozen

Subs victory by the dozen

The Turnbull Government’s belated commitment to order a full fleet of 12 submarines worth $50 billion signals a massive victory for the AMWU shipbuilders who forced it to abandon a cut-price proposal to scale back the build to eight.

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February 25, 2016

Qantas makes record profit, sacks graduating apprentices

Qantas makes record profit, sacks graduating apprentices

The AMWU is backing 20 Qantas graduating apprentices whose future job security has been ripped away for short-term cost-cutting despite the airline this week posting a record half-year profit of almost $1 billion.

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February 25, 2016

Delegates meet for Broadspectrum of defence gains

Delegates meet for Broadspectrum of defence gains

Our delegates at Broadspectrum who keep the military’s equipment working across Australia met in-person for the first time last week as they gear up to negotiate a fresh enterprise agreement later this year.

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February 11, 2016

A year of opportunity for Print

A year of opportunity for Print

Editorial: By AMWU National Print Division Secretary Lorraine Cassin

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February 11, 2016

Safety hero wins $10,000 award

Safety hero wins $10,000 award

An AMWU health and safety rep has won Orora’s $10,000 “Hero Award” for using a tablet and phone app to digitise its paper-based reporting for the 21st century.

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February 11, 2016

Boxful of gains our Specialty

Boxful of gains our Specialty

Members at the national packaging firm in Melbourne’s South have boxed up their first union agreement after joining the AMWU a year ago.

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