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April 07, 2016

Pyne fails Q&A pressure test on subs

Pyne fails Q&A pressure test on subs

An AMWU shipbuilding delegate put Industry Minister Christopher Pyne on the spot during the ABC’s Q&A program this week over the failure of the government to rule out an overseas build of the next generation of submarines. 

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April 01, 2016

"Zooper" result at Daily Drinks

IT’S been a long time between drinks but AMWU members at Zooper Dooper maker Daily Drinks are set to finally have their skills recognised as part of their new enterprise agreement.

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April 01, 2016

Pepe strives to make workmates safe - and proud

Pepe strives to make workmates safe - and proud

Union OH&S rep Haromi 'Pepe' Jones has been awarded the AMWU's Helen Davis Award for her work in ensuring a safe workplace for her colleagues in the food industry.

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March 31, 2016

Nestle members sweet on new deal

Nestle members sweet on new deal

Workers at Nestle gained themselves an Easter gift when they approved an agreement that will deliver wages increases of nearly three per cent each year.

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March 24, 2016

Election on jobs, workplace rights - bring it on

Election on jobs, workplace rights - bring it on

“The AMWU is ready for a federal election campaign which puts members’ jobs and family living standards first” - AMWU National Secretary Paul Bastian.

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March 24, 2016

Vic rolls ahead on national track

Vic rolls ahead on national track

Victoria’s decision to place the largest order for new trains in the state’s history confirms the AMWU is on the right track as our rail delegates met this week to ramp up our campaigning for local content across Australia.

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March 24, 2016

Deal flows for parched outback workers

Deal flows for parched outback workers

The AMWU has broken a three-year wage drought in Broken Hill with water supply workers voting up a new deal last week.  

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March 24, 2016

FIFO anger at Ichthys nears boiling point

FIFO anger at Ichthys nears boiling point

Nearly 1000 AMWU members are stepping up efforts to win fair FIFO rosters and dramatically improve safety at the massive Ichthys liquefied natural gas project site near Darwin.

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March 18, 2016

Harmony Day, celebrating diversity: Silvia's story

Harmony Day, celebrating diversity: Silvia's story

Silvia was 14 when she arrived with her family in Australia on Friday, October 24, 1975. Fleeing the chaos, political instability and persecution of the Argentine military government, they jumped on a boat from Buenos Aires to nearby Uruguay. An Australian chartered flight took about 180 adults and 90 children from Argentina and Uruguay to Melbourne.

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March 18, 2016

Harmony Day, celebrating diversity: Haris' story

Harmony Day, celebrating diversity: Haris' story

Haris Kumbaric is a service technician at ECL Group, repairing and maintaining petrol bowsers. The father of two young children is originally from Bosnia- Herzegovenia, as is his wife Alma, whom he met here. Haris arrived in Australia on June 28, 1995 at age 19 with his parents and sister. They had fled their town Bosanski Brod on the Croatian border in 1992 after Milosevic Government forces invaded. “That first night over 1000 shells fell on my town. As we watched from over the river, my town was burning,” he said.

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