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November 19, 2015

Brave vote saves NSW steel making

Brave vote saves NSW steel making

Union members this week voted up a $200 million rescue package for the Port Kembla steel works which is set to secure Bluescope’s operations in the Illawarra and the future of the region’s workers and economy. 

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November 13, 2015

Shipbuilders march for action to halt job losses

Hundreds of shipbuilders, their families and community supporters joined rallies in Adelaide and Perth today to urge the Coalition Government to build locally as the industry continues to shed jobs.

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November 12, 2015

Sweet outcome for sacked confectionery member

Sweet outcome for sacked confectionery member

Employers in future will be forced to think twice before they callously try to throw injured workers on the scrapheap after the AMWU won a landmark damages case for a Victorian member.

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November 12, 2015

Members to decide on fresh Simplot deal

Members to decide on fresh Simplot deal

Members at Simplot in Echuca are likely to have the opportunity in coming weeks to vote on a new union agreement that was ten difficult months in the making.

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November 12, 2015

Mission sent packing on robotic backpay

Mission sent packing on robotic backpay

It’s fiesta time for a group of skilled members at Mexican multinational Mission Foods who have shared an extra $20,000 for operating complex packing machines, thanks to the AMWU.

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November 05, 2015

Asbestos brake scandal latest risk to auto members

Asbestos brake scandal latest risk to auto members

The AMWU has urgently alerted our automotive members in workshops and garages which service Toyota utes and vans to be on the lookout for counterfeit brake pads made with deadly asbestos.

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November 05, 2015

Low-key action is just the beginning

Low-key action is just the beginning

A group of new union members seeking their first enterprise agreement this week began industrial action which could spell big problems for Bunnings stores across Australia.

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November 05, 2015

Race day helps keep asbestos heroes in step

Race day helps keep asbestos heroes in step

There was no slowing down Dance of Heroes when it quick-stepped home to win at Rosehill in the AMWU - National Handicap, our annual sponsorship event for the fight against asbestos.

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November 05, 2015

Safety need to go local on stadium bridge

Safety need to go local on stadium bridge

The AMWU is putting it’s best foot forward for safety and local content by demanding that the futuristic $54 million footbridge for the new Perth Stadium be fabricated in Australia.

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November 03, 2015

Investment Gap Needs Novel Thinking

There is a growing investment gap in manufacturing and infrastructure and it risks the future of jobs in our industry.

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