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October 19, 2015

Community says TPP attacks our democracy

Community says TPP attacks our democracy

The AMWU joined global protests last week against the Trans Pacific Partnership with rallies highlighting how it would let foreign corporations stand over any member nation’s right to enforce its own rule of law.

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October 19, 2015

Safety vigilance our West Gate legacy

Safety vigilance our West Gate legacy

Younger union activists mixed with building industry veterans last Thursday and spoke with emotional relatives of workers lost to learn the lessons from the West Gate Bridge collapse, Australia’s worst industrial disaster.

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October 15, 2015

OPINION - Leave Industry Super Funds Alone

OPINION - Leave Industry Super Funds Alone

The Federal Government is working hard to give the big banks and finance companies access to your industry super fund. One of the pioneers of workers' superannuation, Tom McDonald, explains what the Coalition is really up to.

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October 15, 2015

Union seeks local content max in Hawkei win

Union seeks local content max in Hawkei win

At least 170 skilled jobs at defence firm Thales have been secured for five years after its Bendigo operation won a $1.3 billion contract to assemble the Army’s new generation of armoured vehicles.

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October 15, 2015

Tracks leading to Canberra on local content

Tracks leading to Canberra on local content

AMWU Rail Delegates have been pushing for the local production of rolling stock as a key part of new railway infrastructure projects which now have support from both sides of politics.

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October 09, 2015

Tas shipbuilders see industry's potential

Tas shipbuilders see industry's potential

AMWU officials met with workers from leading Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat yesterday to discuss how the island state can capitalise on the firm’s recent wins in securing major commercial ferry contracts.

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October 01, 2015

It’s not just water that’s running out at Broken Hill's water supply.

It’s not just water that’s running out at Broken Hill's water supply.

Patience ran out for maintenance workers at Essential Water, taking protected industrial action last Friday and stopping work for 24 hours after a stalemate of more than two years of negotiations for improved wages and conditions.

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September 30, 2015

WeChat means We Win for workers

WeChat means We Win for workers

The AMWU has jumped onboard the next social media craze, launching a new AMWU WeChat Account that breaks down language barriers for Chinese workers in Australia.

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September 30, 2015

WA Rail delegates want local content for the future

WA Rail delegates want local content for the future

A group of committed AMWU rail delegates joined officials and WA State Secretary Steve McCartney at WA’s Parliament House to meet with Labor MP's to talk about why it's important public transport investment delivers local jobs as well as more liveable cities.

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September 30, 2015

NEW GOVERNMENT. SAME POLICIES. MORE JOBS LOST.

NEW GOVERNMENT. SAME POLICIES. MORE JOBS LOST.

Tony Abbott is no longer Prime Minister but his disastrous policies continue to cost shipbuilding workers their jobs.

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