February 06, 2017
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) supports the findings of a poll published today in Fairfax Media newspapers reporting that 83 per cent of Australians believe we should be manufacturing more goods in Australia, but notes that Australians have thought this for decades.
January 25, 2017
Whether it's as a result of a dodgy meal, a common cold, or a long-term illness, we all have to take sick leave from time to time. The trick is knowing what information you need to provide to your employer and what your rights are.
January 24, 2017
January 12, 2017
As most of us get back to work after the Christmas break, January is a great time of year to start considering when to take annual leave.
December 22, 2016
Jacob Catt, a 21-year-old AMWU member from Newcastle, has gotten an early Christmas present this year: winning back over $11 000 in unpaid wages.
December 16, 2016
December 14, 2016
In 2017, Malcolm Turnbull plans to abolish the laws that the Australian book industry relies on to stay afloat in a market dominated by large overseas publishing houses. Last week Labor announced they would oppose Turnbull’s changes. But with the cross-benchers in the Senate now deciding to fate of the book printing industry, it’s possible we could be entering the last ever summer of Australian books. Here are the five best Australian printed books you should have a fling with this summer:
December 13, 2016
December 12, 2016
You can get it behind the wicket, or you can get it on the picket. And workers at Melbourne’s CUB Factory have got it now, having secured a huge union win in one of the country’s longest running industrial disputes.
December 09, 2016
Extra extra! Read all about it! Union win! Today, Bill Shorten and Labor announced they’ll be supporting our industry, and supporting Parallel Import Restrictions.
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