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August 27, 2015

Gorgon vote backs action

Gorgon vote backs action

The industrial clock is counting down at Gorgon after 94 per cent of workers voted up protected action to gain family friendly rosters on Australia’s biggest resource project.

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August 27, 2015

AMWU gets outback talks flowing

AMWU gets outback talks flowing

The AMWU is backing maintenance members in outback NSW who are so frustrated at a two-year wage drought that they voted for industrial action that could potentially cut off the water. 

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August 18, 2015

Hungry babies bring boom for Heinz workers

Hungry babies bring boom for Heinz workers

AMWU members at the Heinz factory in Victoria are looking forward to a “baby bonus” after the company decided to meet booming demand for its infant food products by putting on more permanent workers and adding weekend shifts.

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August 18, 2015

McCain trying to 'do it again'

McCain trying to 'do it again'

AMWU members at McCain’s in Tasmania are planning industrial action, which may begin within days. They are campaigning against the company’s strategy of trying to wind back their conditions and take-home-pay.

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August 17, 2015

Opinion: PM Must Disband Royal Commission

Opinion: PM Must Disband Royal Commission

Paul Bastian - National Secretary  It’s now clear that the Abbott Government must immediately disband its Royal Commission into Trade Unions, after revelations that Commissioner Justice Dyson Heydon has continued to dally with the Liberal Party.

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August 14, 2015

Abbott promises won't save today's shipbuilding jobs

Abbott promises won't save today's shipbuilding jobs

The Prime Minister’s $39 billion promise for future shipbuilding in Adelaide has not prevented a fresh wave of job losses as his Government has acted too late to stop the present plunge into the valley of death.

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August 14, 2015

Lab members turning tide on family violence

Lab members turning tide on family violence

Staff at Victoria’s main water testing lab are the latest AMWU members to get active in seeking guaranteed workplace protection for any employee threatened by family violence.

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August 14, 2015

Spotless waves white flag on defence payouts

Spotless waves white flag on defence payouts

Workers who maintain defence bases in WA and the Northern Territory are set to gain payouts of thousands of dollars after the AMWU and partner unions outpointed industrial giant Spotless in a long running legal battle.

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August 12, 2015

CSL members demand fair share of mega profit

CSL members demand fair share of mega profit

AMWU members protested with union comrades outside the main Victorian plant of pharmaceutical giant CSL today for a fair workplace deal in wake of its stunning $1.89 billion profit in the past year.

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August 05, 2015

Union slams axing of Dust Diseases Board

Union slams axing of Dust Diseases Board

The AMWU has joined asbestos disease victims groups in slamming the shock decision of the NSW Baird Government to axe that state’s Dust Diseases Board.

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