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June 24, 2015

APPRENTICES WORRY DEBT BETRAYS THEIR FUTURE

APPRENTICES WORRY DEBT BETRAYS THEIR FUTURE

The burden of taking on extra HECS-style debt to pay for tools when wages are already low is a major reason many apprentices are thinking of dropping out, a new AMWU survey reveals.

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June 18, 2015

China deal trades away jobs, rights

China deal trades away jobs, rights

The AMWU is strongly opposed to the signing of the China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this week, with potentially huge hits to manufacturing jobs and to all workers and taxpayers.

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June 18, 2015

Union to keep fighting for BAE members

Union to keep fighting for BAE members

The AMWU will be fighting back to ensure shipbuilding can stay in Australia and stay at Williamstown, after the company’s decision this week not to tender for 21 new Pacific patrol boats.

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June 18, 2015

FIFO report a first step to halting suicides

FIFO report a first step to halting suicides

The AMWU will push hard to ensure sweeping reforms to reduce the rate of suicide and self-harm among Fly-In, Fly-Out workers are implemented across isolated worksites in Western Australia.

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June 11, 2015

Glenys' prize makes all workers winners

Glenys' prize makes all workers winners

Glenys Lindner’s dedication to helping people via the union movement’s foreign aid arm APHEDA has earned her a $1000 prize for selling most raffle tickets but it’s far from a one-off effort for this outgoing AMWU member.

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June 11, 2015

Union tough with Alcoa on asbestos exposure

Union tough with Alcoa on asbestos exposure

The AMWU will not be accepting Alcoa’s assurances that the health risk is “extremely low” for workers exposed to asbestos in two incidents at aluminium refineries in the past six weeks.

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June 11, 2015

$450K super win flows at brewery

$450K super win flows at brewery

A group of AMWU members who help keep the beer flowing have topped up their superannuation by up to $28,000 after discovering their employer had been underpaying it for years.

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June 03, 2015

Defence bans bite on all fronts

Defence bans bite on all fronts

Defence sites across the country are facing disruption as union members take industrial action. They are protesting the Federal Government’s inadequate resourcing and insulting pay offer.

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June 02, 2015

Bringing leave into the 21st century

Bringing leave into the 21st century

The union’s Victorian branch is campaigning hard for workers in transient industries the opportunity to take their leave entitlements with them between jobs. 

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June 01, 2015

Coalminers dig deep for new memorial

Coalminers dig deep for new memorial

A moving memorial to mine workers who have lost their lives on central Queensland’s coal fields looks set to become reality thanks to a big fund-raising effort by AMWU members.

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