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April 02, 2015

Members' plea to Senators on windtowers

Members' plea to Senators on windtowers

Workers at engineering firm Keppel Prince have told a Senate committee that they fear  the Federal Government’s delay in setting a realistic Renewable Energy Target  risks finishing off the nation’s main wind tower manufacturer.

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April 02, 2015

Victoria speeds ahead with new trains, jobs

Victoria speeds ahead with new trains, jobs

The AMWU has hailed the Andrews Government’s announcement of 37 extra trains and extensive upgrades to Melbourne’s busiest rail line as a much-needed shot in the arm for manufacturing industry.

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March 24, 2015

Union Message on jobs gets through to voters

Union Message on jobs gets through to voters

AMWU members have successfully campaigned in NSW and Victoria to make the case for election candidates to back local content and local jobs.

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March 18, 2015

NSW Labor Leader faces jobs challenge

NSW Labor Leader faces jobs challenge

AMWU delegates have endorsed NSW Labor’s Local Jobs First policy but strongly reminded potential Premier Luke Foley that voters want more specifics and stronger promises on manufacturing projects before election day.

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March 18, 2015

Vanessa and Heidi show the way in NSW leadership

Vanessa and Heidi show the way in NSW leadership

Two of our newly elected officials in key NSW leadership roles have taken up the challenge in the food and print divisions, just as workers mark International Women’s Day.

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March 18, 2015

AMWU keeps fighting for auto members

AMWU keeps fighting for auto members

The AMWU this week clawed back gains on two fronts in the auto industry with a final enterprise deal for Toyota workers and a back down by the Abbott Government.

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March 05, 2015

Union Win: New Rail Work for Alstom

Union Win: New Rail Work for Alstom

New rail contracts from the Victorian Government have sent a lifeline to local jobs in Ballarat.

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January 21, 2015

Members approve Simplot deal

Members approve Simplot deal

Members at Simplot in Tasmania and NSW have endorsed a new enterprise agreement which secures their conditions and maintains a single agreement across all company sites.

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November 05, 2014

FIFOs hide depression for fear of being sacked

FIFOs hide depression for fear of being sacked

Fly-In, Fly-Out workers suffering from mental health conditions are sometimes failing to take prescribed medication for fear of losing their jobs, the AMWU revealed to a Parliamentary Inquiry this week.

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October 31, 2014

Union Win: Senators see the light on redundancy rights

Union Win: Senators see the light on redundancy rights

The AMWU has won the support of crossbench Senators to stop the Abbott Government slashing the FEGS scheme.  

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