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September 24, 2015

Transmission Tower Workers Stay Strong

Transmission Tower Workers Stay Strong

AMWU Members who work for BTS Networks are staying strong in the face of a month-long employer lockout.

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September 24, 2015

Queenslanders Rally to Save Penalty Rates

Queenslanders Rally to Save Penalty Rates

Queensland unions gave a strong show of solidarity on the issue of cuts to penalty rates, rallying in force this week.

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September 24, 2015

Workers win at Wedderburn

Workers win at Wedderburn

A 10-day strike by workers at Wedderburn Scales in Victoria has resulted in a new enterprise agreement and a huge win for workers.

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September 24, 2015

Op-Ed: The Problems with Trade

The AMWU is not anti-trade - but we're for fair trade, not free trade. by Paul Bastian, National Secretary

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September 17, 2015

Funding win gives industry $800M chance

Funding win gives industry $800M chance

A landmark political win for the AMWU means that $800 million desperately needed to help auto components suppliers diversify and secure jobs will begin to flow next year, if a Labor Government is elected.

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September 17, 2015

AMWU wins for auto industry on accident pay, TOIL

AMWU wins for auto industry on accident pay, TOIL

Big numbers of auto industry workers can look forward to soon regaining their right to Accident Make-Up Pay to fully cover their base wage if they are injured at work, after a recent Fair Work Commission case.

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September 17, 2015

Trucking ahead with Kenworth and Volvo deals

Trucking ahead with Kenworth and Volvo deals

The AMWU has continued to power along in the heavy vehicle industry with new union-negotiated agreements at Kenworth and Volvo an encouraging sign of a smooth road ahead.

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September 11, 2015

Senate inquiry exposes Defence shortfalls

Senate inquiry exposes Defence shortfalls

The AMWU’s campaign to highlight serious staffing and skills shortfalls in technical and maintenance support for Australia’s defence forces has been vindicated.

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September 11, 2015

A message for Canberra: Hands off Aussie Post

A message for Canberra: Hands off Aussie Post

Hundreds of concerned workers from across the mailing, print and postal industries rallied outside Australia Post Headquarters in Melbourne’s CBD on Wednesday. 

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August 28, 2015

CSL should take no for an answer

CSL should take no for an answer

AMWU members at the nation’s main supplier of blood products are stepping up protected industrial action as CSL continues a push to drive down their conditions despite its $1.89 billion profit.

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