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September 15, 2016

Boss sees the light on casualisation

Boss sees the light on casualisation

Workers at Thorn Lighting in Sydney are celebrating after forcing their employer to accept a deal on better wages, which also gives improved job security. 

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September 15, 2016

Overtime win: TOIL or money is your choice

Overtime win: TOIL or money is your choice

The AMWU has gained big changes to how overtime is taken – paid out or time off – which should ensure members now have a real choice.

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September 09, 2016

CUB gets finals' boot in huge city protest

CUB gets finals' boot in huge city protest

The plight of 55 sacked CUB workers exploded across Melbourne’s sporting and business heartland yesterday as 15,000 protesters marched with them through the city and heard the Victorian Government condemn the brewer.

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September 09, 2016

Voter rail revolt: report slams Baird

Voter rail revolt: report slams Baird

The Baird Government is suffering a huge community backlash for sending the state’s $2.3 billion Intercity train contract overseas, with voters polled in four key Coalition seats now putting the NSW opposition parties ahead.

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September 07, 2016

Families plead for Barnett to act on FIFO deaths

Families plead for Barnett to act on FIFO deaths

PRESSURE on West Australia’s government to take the mental health dangers to FIFO workers seriously escalated this week when family members of two workers who took their own lives presented a 4800-signature petition demanding action.

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September 01, 2016

Contractor's exit leaves CUB flat

Contractor's exit leaves CUB flat

Sacked AMWU brewery members had a huge victory this week when the labour hire firm providing non-union workers which took their jobs withdrew from the CUB Abbotsford plant due to its inability to work with the management.

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September 01, 2016

Turnbull lets subs' contract drift

Turnbull lets subs' contract drift

The AMWU has pushed the boat out on the Future Submarine build by meeting French contractor DCNS while the Turnbull Government lets local content and jobs on the $50 billion mega-project silently drift from its post-election agenda.

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September 01, 2016

AMWU feeds kids' drive to learn

AMWU feeds kids' drive to learn

Meritor are a global supplier of heavy vehicle drivetrains but our AMWU members there are giving local schoolkids the drive to learn by fuelling them up in the morning.

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August 26, 2016

Beer making stops as workers unite

Beer making stops as workers unite

Beer production in Melbourne was totally halted yesterday (Thursday) for the first time in the 11 weeks of the CUB dispute when brewery crews stopped work for a legal, three hour meeting and supported our sacked AMWU maintenance members.

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August 26, 2016

Doggie day on the CUB picket line

Doggie day on the CUB picket line

Dogs are awesome, let's face it. 

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