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October 29, 2015

Help us hit the target on future jobs

Help us hit the target on future jobs

The vital message that constructing submarines in Australia means future jobs needs to be fired home at every opportunity and you can help it surface in the heart of the shipbuilding city of Adelaide.

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October 27, 2015

Time to give a Gonski for our kids

Time to give a Gonski for our kids

All of our members are being urged this National Gonski Week to devote some time and thought to supporting what what all of our futures rely upon - giving all children the best and fairest education we can.

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October 27, 2015

CHAFTA campaign saving jobs at a Town Hall near you

CHAFTA campaign saving jobs at a Town Hall near you

The AMWU this week extended our campaign to protect local jobs with town hall meetings nationwide to force Canberra to further tighten the 457 visa measures applying to all future free trade agreements – including the China deal.

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October 26, 2015

Community to rally against ruthless Simplot sackings

Community to rally against ruthless Simplot sackings

Tasmanian unions are set for a show of community support this Wednesday in Ulverstone for workers who were callously dismissed without warning last week as Simplot betrayed all trust in job negotiations with the AMWU.

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October 22, 2015

Union outlines defence crisis for Senators

Union outlines defence crisis for Senators

The AMWU has delivered a strong message to the Senate Inquiry into staffing and skills shortfalls in Australia’s defence maintenance with up to a dozen member groups also making their own contributions.

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October 22, 2015

Eyebiz deal focuses on quality vision

Eyebiz deal focuses on quality vision

Ann Dwyer had a clearer view of how important the work of AMWU members at Sydney lens company Eyebiz Laboratories can be in the run-up to negotiating their new union agreement.

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October 22, 2015

Snowy picture on technicians' bargain bid

Snowy picture on technicians' bargain bid

Broadcast technicians who keep the television signal coming in to all homes in rural Australia are refusing to back down in their quest for a fair deal on pay and allowances after returning from a month long lock-out.  

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October 22, 2015

Politics trumps protections in CHAFTA jobs fix

Politics trumps protections in CHAFTA jobs fix

The deal between the Labor Party and the Coalition Government to reduce the risk of jobs being needlessly lost to imported workforces under the China Free Trade Agreement is a positive step but falls far short of failsafe protections, the AMWU believes.

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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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