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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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January 22, 2018

Electric Car Plant would be a boon for Holden Site

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has strongly welcomed news that GFC Alliance boss Mr Sanjeev Gupta is considering investing in an electric car plant at the Holden site in Elizabeth, South Australia.  

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December 21, 2017

Orders from the Supreme Court - Notice

Orders from the Supreme Court have stipulated that we, the AMWU must post the attached notice. Click here to view/download the notice. 

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September 21, 2017

Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books & Writers

Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books & Writers

The launch of the recently formed group the ‘Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers’ was held at Parliament House in Canberra last week. Distinguished guests included popular Australian authors and political heavyweights from both sides, including Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Foreign Minister Tania Plibersek, and Government MPs Kevin Andrews and Tony Abbott all came to show their support for Australia’s most successful creative industry.  

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September 15, 2017

No Whyalla Wipe-Out: AMWU members celebrate their win with the Community

No Whyalla Wipe-Out: AMWU members celebrate their win with the Community

The next chapter in Whyalla’s rich history in Steelmaking officially started on the 1st September, with the official handover from Mark Mentha (KordaMentha) to Sanjeev Gupta (Liberty House).

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September 08, 2017

UGL welders breath easy after double win

UGL welders breath easy after double win

A win over payment of a tool allowance turned out to be the catalyst for another win on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for UGL boilermaker/welders at Alcoa alumina refineries in Western Australia.

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August 25, 2017

Ian Drake: A lifetime of unionism

Ian Drake: A lifetime of unionism

Tasmanian Branch President Ian “Edna” Drake has dedicated his life to the cause of the worker. This week the AMWU has celebrated Ian’s service at a special dinner and ceremony for him at his home in the north of Tasmania.

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July 31, 2017

The first meeting of the Engineering and Mining Services Industry Committee

In an exciting first step towards reshaping our union, the AMWU has established an Engineering and Mining Services National Industry Committee – and its first meeting was held in Sydney over four  days in early July.

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July 21, 2017

Court orders

This Order was issued today by the Federal Court. We are required to put a link to it on our website. Please click here to read a full copy of the Order.   

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