December 07, 2016
CUB and Unions craft a better brew Wednesday 7 December 2016 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) and Electrical Trade Union of Australia (ETU) announced today that they have reached agreement to immediately end the dispute with the maintenance workforce at the Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne, Victoria. As part of the agreement, all picketing workers have been invited to return to work at their previous positions at the Abbotsford brewery on fair and decent union terms and conditions, which provide job security to the workers. All parties agreed to productivity and efficiency improvements that will be implemented at the brewery. CUB and the Unions have mapped out a better approach based on mutual respect, productivity and a shared passion to make the best beers with the best skilled workers. The ETU and AMWU have called for an immediate end of the ongoing boycott and are encouraging their supporters to return to drinking the full range of CUB beers and ciders. All parties are pleased to resolve this dispute and to refocus their attention on working together to brew the best beers in Victoria. ENDS Media Contact: Gillian Strong – 0425 762 493
November 29, 2016
Six weeks of industrial action, and the prospect of six weeks more, has finally brought vegetable giant McCain to the table with an improved deal on pay and conditions for workers at the McCain processing facilities in Ballarat.
November 25, 2016
Shipbuilding workers at ASC are taking industrial action over the failure of the Federal Government-owned corporation to negotiate a satisfactory enterprise agreement with its workforce.
November 08, 2016
Apprentices from around Australia convened in Sydney in late October to help the AMWU improve the quality and integrity of the apprenticeship experience.
October 24, 2016
Following a hugely successful CUB-Free Grand final weekend - that saw thousands of people show their support for the 55 sacked Carlton United Breweries workers by steering clear from CUB products at their grand final celebrations - the CUB campaign headed up north to Queensland.
October 12, 2016
If it’s a good move for Qantas to introduce designer uniforms for its female pilots then it makes sense that women who keep the aircraft fit to fly also wear gear which makes their work as comfortable as possible.
October 11, 2016
NOTICE: ORDER MADE BY THE SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA Today, 11 October 2016, the Supreme Court of Victoria made orders concerning picketing etc. around the Geelong Refinery at 80-90 Refinery Road in Corio. Here is a copy of the Court’s orders:
October 07, 2016
Later today, Friday 7 October, the final Ford vehicle will roll off the line at Broadmeadows, Victoria. Over 580 direct Ford employees and thousands of supply chain workers will lose their jobs
October 07, 2016
Ford has been car making in Geelong almost beyond living memory but for the Travers that family heritage totals a world-record 319 years.
October 07, 2016
When Doreen Ali went to work at Ford she expected to have a hand in building new Falcons but learning to talk the car industry torque meant she came off the line with a new husband.
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