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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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August 19, 2016

Baird's one-track mind: $2.3 billion on overseas trains

Baird's one-track mind: $2.3 billion on overseas trains

The Baird Government has exported over 1000 skilled jobs and decimated NSW rail manufacturing by its disastrous decision to give one of the nation’s largest train-building contracts to South Korea.

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August 19, 2016

National Conference Speeches 2016

Key speeches from National Conference are available to read or download below

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August 18, 2016

Forgacs win on redundancies boosts all casuals

Forgacs win on redundancies boosts all casuals

The AMWU has won a landmark victory for workers with the Fair Work Commission finding that time served as a casual employee will now count when calculating redundancy payouts.

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August 18, 2016

CUB protest grows while beer flow slows

CUB protest grows while beer flow slows

The nationwide campaign to reinstate 55 sacked CUB unionists is continuing as carton production at the brewing giant has fallen from 1.2 million per week to just 385,000.

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August 12, 2016

AMWU's strong stand on weaker asbestos checks

AMWU's strong stand on weaker asbestos checks

The AMWU has strongly warned against weakening Victoria’s asbestos protections after reports  that WorkSafe is considering excluding work on buildings constructed after 2003 from mandatory checking for the deadly substance.

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August 12, 2016

Snowmen get a lift from Mt Buller deal

Snowmen get a lift from Mt Buller deal

AMWU members working at Mt Buller snowfield have iced a deal which will help keep the busy slopes safe for coming snow seasons.  

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August 11, 2016

Compo win brings prompt care

Compo win brings prompt care

The AMWU has won a big victory in NSW which means that from August 1 injured workers needing prompt, specialised medical attention no longer need pre-approval from their employers' insurance company to access it.

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August 09, 2016

Important changes to annual leave

Recently, the Fair Work Commission made changes to the rules around annual leave contained in your Modern Award. Annual leave is an essential workplace entitlement and over the last 12 months, your union has been advocating for improvements to your rights when requesting and taking annual leave. Where you have excessive leave, we strongly encourage you to sit down with your employer to work out an arrangement for taking leave that will suit you both. Remember, you are entitled to have a union delegate or representative present with you in those discussions so you can be sure you are getting everything you’re entitled to.  The changes that have been decided by the Fair Work Commission are rules that apply where you have not been able to reach any agreement with your employer about how to take your excessive annual leave. Below is a summary of the changes.

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July 29, 2016

First steps toward a 'new' AMWU

First steps toward a 'new' AMWU

 The peak AMWU National Conference met in Sydney this week to discuss how we can make sure the union is fit for the future

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