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July 14, 2015

Free trade anger rises to top end

Free trade anger rises to top end

Concern is mounting across Australia at the potential jobs impact from the wave of free trade deals, as AMWU members realise that in the future they could be competing for work against imported labour forces on substandard conditions. 

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July 07, 2015

Action set to hit Sydney mega-projects

Action set to hit Sydney mega-projects

Union members working on mega-projects at Sydney’s Barangaroo and Darling Harbour are poised to take protected industrial action after employers strung out talks on a new contractors’ agreement for months.

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July 03, 2015

 Call for inquiry on Alcoa bullying

Call for inquiry on Alcoa bullying

The workforce at Alcoa in WA has asked the State Government for an urgent WorkSafe inquiry into the company’s dictatorial management style, due to concerns it is causing an epidemic of serious mental health issues.

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July 03, 2015

TAFE, tools, training - apprentices speak up

TAFE, tools, training - apprentices speak up

AMWU members Aaron Sawka and Brian Turner know first hand just how much Labor’s promised funding boost to TAFE is needed by apprentices.

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July 02, 2015

Abbott runs from Hunter ship workers

Abbott runs from Hunter ship workers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has failed to face up to protesting Forgacs shipbuilders during a visit to the NSW Hunter region, where workers are already losing jobs. 

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July 01, 2015

China Deal Threatens Auto Trades

China Deal Threatens Auto Trades

Chinese workers applying for work as motor mechanics and in other auto trades in Australia will no longer have to undergo local skill tests under the new China Free Trade Agreement, it has been revealed.

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June 27, 2015

Funding guarantee gives TAFEs hope

Funding guarantee gives TAFEs hope

A push to re-invigorate TAFE  as the main teacher for the nation’s apprentices has been welcomed by the AMWU as an urgently needed reform.

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June 25, 2015

Wrath of Kahn descends upon compo

Wrath of Kahn descends upon compo

AMWU members took their determination to save workers’ compensation to Canberra this week, urging Senators from all states not to undermine payments and protections for those injured.

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June 25, 2015

Coalition challenged to salvage Forgacs jobs

Coalition challenged to salvage Forgacs jobs

The AMWU is stepping up pressure on the NSW Baird Government to award new infrastructure work to help sustain Forgacs after the firm announced a further 150 job cuts due to being frozen out of shipbuilding contracts.

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June 24, 2015

Esso tanks on safety concerns

Esso tanks on safety concerns

A refusal to compromise on safety is at the heart of an overwhelming rejection by AMWU members of a proposed new enterprise deal at Esso’s gas and oil facilities that supply Victoria.  

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