Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




May 11, 2018


Shipbuilders from ASC Adelaide will converge on Minister Christopher Pyne’s office on Friday to demand answers to why over 200 shipbuilders are poised to lose their jobs. The Government promised last November that all ASC jobs are secure. 10.15am Shipbuilders Meet at Minister Pyne’s Office, 100 King William Street Adelaide 10.45am PRESS CONFERENCE with Shipbuilders, AMWU State Assistant Secretary Peter Bauer and Senator Kim Carr Media Contact:                   Peter Bauer                                              0418 835 093                                                       Tamsin Lloyd (AMWU Media)        0448 006 391     

May 01, 2018

Pay super with wages, Cbus urges government

*this post is sponsored by one of our partners, CBUS Superannuation Cbus is advocating for legislation to align the paying of super with wages in its submission to the Federal Government’s consultation over its draft superannuation reform laws.

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April 27, 2018

Workers fighting for Jobs They Can Count On at Simplot

Union Members at Simplot in Northern Tasmania are calling on the company to ensure that jobs at Simplot are secure and permanent – and not changed to casual positions.

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April 23, 2018


Minister Pyne and the Turnbull Government have betrayed shipbuilders by not standing by their commitment to transition jobs of South Australian shipbuilders to future projects.  

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April 18, 2018

Order from the Fair Work Commission - Boeing

Notification by Order of the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission has issued a s418 Order called the Boeing Aerostructures Australia Pty Ltd Industrial Action Order 2018. The Commission has required the union to publish this order on the AMWU website. A copy of the Order can be viewed or downloaded here:

March 26, 2018

Cbus Supports Make Super Fair Campaign

This post is sponsored by Cbus. Close the gender super gap Cbus has gotten behind a campaign that looks to close the gender gap in retirement incomes for women. It is not widely known that women, on average currently retire with 47% less super than men and that a third of single women retire in poverty. The Make Super Fair, a campaign run by advocacy group, Women in Super is pushing for recommendations that go some of the way to closing the super gap.

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February 16, 2018

Alert: Sheet Metalworkers Needed

Qualified Sheet Metal Workers are alerted that work is available and also soon to come online at Darwin's INPEX Ichthys Project. Qualified tradespeople seeking work and available to FIFO to Darwin are encouraged to apply.

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February 12, 2018

Solidarity for Jailed Korean Trade Unionists

Solidarity for Jailed Korean Trade Unionists

Today in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, hundreds of unionists joined the ITCU International day of action rallied in support of jailed Korean trade union leader Han Sang-gyun.

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January 25, 2018

Trade deal must benefit Australian workers and our economy

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is concerned that the Turnbull Government’s latest Trans Pacific trade deal will sacrifice Australian sovereignty, bringing us closer to having the status of a ‘Third-world economy’.

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January 22, 2018

Out-of-touch CEOs lecture workers from yacht decks

Australia’s richest individuals recently gathered for the KPMG Couta Boat Classic in Victoria. The event has become an annual litmus test for what leading CEOs are prioritising for the following year. Last year’s classic was headlined by JB Hi-Fi CEO, Richard Murray, stating that the abolition of weekend penalty rates would be a priority for corporate Australia in 2017. Unsurprisingly, 700,000 retail and hospitality workers last year copped the biggest pay cut since the Great Depression when the Fair Work Commission stripped away weekend rates in that sector.

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