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December 08, 2015

Union takes ATS cause to Canberra

Union takes ATS cause to Canberra

AMWU auto industry members have doorknocked the offices of influential MPs in Canberra to explain why $800 million should be used to help grow new jobs rather than be hoarded by Coalition Government bean-counters.

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December 02, 2015

Putting Australian shipbuilding back on course

Putting Australian shipbuilding back on course

OPINION By Glenn Thompson, AMWU Assistant National secretary   This week the three consortiums competing for the future submarines contract made final bids, so it’s worth taking stock on how much AMWU members have achieved for Australian shipbuilding in 2015.

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December 02, 2015

Billboards and rallies unite us with community

Billboards and rallies unite us with community

AMWU members have put in bigtime to drive home a simple message on billboards that resonated with the entire community:  Subs=Jobs. Build them here.

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December 02, 2015

Workers demand State secure Willy site

Workers demand State secure Willy site

Ship building workers have urged Victoria’s Andrews Government to make sure that the land at Williamstown shipyard be retained as a maritime industry site for the future if BAE closes down all production capacity early next year.

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December 02, 2015

Gas workers condemn severe NT rosters

Gas workers condemn severe NT rosters

The stresses of FIFO lifestyles and inflexible rosters are hitting the workforce of the giant Ichthys-Inpex gas project hard, with a mass meeting of 1000 employees demanding changes from contractors and the Northern Territory Government.

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November 27, 2015

Unions demand action on ship breaking slavery

Unions demand action on ship breaking slavery

Shipbuilding workers are ramping up pressure on the Australian Government to get serious about helping end the slavery of overseas shipbreaking labourers who dismantle the hulks of disused vessels for scrap.

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November 26, 2015

Domestic violence: a tragedy which still effects our family

Domestic violence: a tragedy which still effects our family

OPINION By John Short, AMWU Tasmanian State Secretary

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November 19, 2015

Morning grief for Alcoa's top brass

Morning grief for Alcoa's top brass

Alcoa executives overseeing ruthless cost-cutting had a shock last week when their early morning routine was disrupted by nearly 200 unionists outside the glitzy WA head office giving them a loud reminder on wage justice.

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November 19, 2015

Community Hub wheeled out in Gladstone

Community Hub wheeled out in Gladstone

The AMWU this week chose Gladstone in Queensland to wheel out our first Community Hub, a membership-based initiative to reach out and give practical help to local causes.

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November 19, 2015

White Ribbon challenge - END FAMILY VIOLENCE

White Ribbon challenge - END FAMILY VIOLENCE

Next Wednesday is White Ribbon Day and we’re asking all our male membership to stop and think, then take the pledge to do whatever you can in the cause of ending all violence against women.

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