Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




October 04, 2023


For many years, AMWU members have called for tighter regulation over the quality of work performed on structural steel.

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February 06, 2023

It’s official: Maryborough to be Queensland’s rail manufacturing powerhouse

The AMWU welcomes Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s announcement today that Downer will deliver 65 trains for Queensland, supporting 800 jobs in Maryborough. With this $7 billion investment, the Palaszczuk Government has secured the future of manufacturing in Maryborough.

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October 19, 2020

Creating Manufacturing Skills Queensland

A centre of excellence in the delivery of world-class skills and training in a manufacturing led COVID-19 economic recovery.

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October 15, 2020

More Regional Rail Supply Chain Jobs

Great news for Central Queensland – the Palaszczuk Government will breathe life back into the Rocky Aurizon workshops as a regional supply chain hub for rail manufacturing.

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October 13, 2020

$1 Billion Rail Manufacturing Pipeline for Maryborough

Working together with the Palaszczuk Government we’ve delivered a $1 billion pipeline of work for Maryborough.

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July 06, 2017


The AMWU and ETU have secured another major win for members employed on the Ichthys Project who are receiving a LAFHA in accordance with the EBA. 

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June 27, 2017

KSB Pumps Health and Safety Win!

The AMWU recently removed workers from unsafe working conditions, arranged paid medical examinations and devised a safe working procedure for handling chemically treated wooden crates shipped from overseas.

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April 04, 2017

Labour Day Celebrations 2017

The first week in May will see celebrations across Australia for Labour Day.The AMWU urges you to come along and celebrate the great achievements of working people and unions over more than a century. Bring your family and join with other AMWU members for a great day.

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February 24, 2017

Another road-block put up by All Trades Queensland

On Wednesday, All Trades Queensland (ATQ) along with the Queensland Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) filed an appeal in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to this month’s earlier decision by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.

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February 10, 2017

AMWU member named Apprentice of the Year

Janelle Kent is a young woman on a mission. She pursued her dreams of becoming an automotive electrical apprentice and was recently awarded 1st Year Automotive Apprentice of the year by TAFE Gold Coast. The 24 year old showed an early interest in working on cars and trucks with family. “I’ve been working on cars with dad my whole life, I started when I was just 8 months old and have always loved it.” Ms Kent said.

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