Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

February 08, 2017

Another Win for All Trades Apprentices!

Yesterday, on 7 February 2017, All Trades Queensland Apprentices had another huge win for their wages and conditions!

Read more

December 15, 2016

Media Release: Workers’ legal fightback against Anglo

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has filed legal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission against Anglo American (Capcoal management) today. The General Protections Application involving dismissal, was filed this afternoon on behalf of workers who were recently made redundant from the German Creek and Lake Lindsay mines.

Read more

December 13, 2016

Media Release: UGL Kentz deliver nasty gift ahead of Christmas

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has condemned UGL Kentz Joint Venture’s decision to make 160 people working on the Ichthys Project redundant less than two weeks ahead of Christmas. This week workers were notified that 160 people would be made redundant following last week’s announcement of another 80 redundancies at the Darwin based gas project. The move will see workers and their families left with uncertain futures just before Christmas.

Read more

September 02, 2016

Callide Mine AMWU members support Biloela High School Student

Callide Mine AMWU members support Biloela High School Student to attend International Netball Carnival in New Zealand. Adrianne Greenhalgh with AMWU Callide Mine Branch Member Andy Philips After being approached by Adrianne Greenhalgh, a 15 year old Biloela High School seeking sponsorship to compete in the Qld U19 Indigenous Netball Team who were to travel to Fiji in August 2016, the AMWU Callide Mine Branch were only too glad to help and donated a $1000 to assist her. Adrianne, a rising Netball Star who plays for the local Sapphires Team, has been playing netball for many years and had made a number of representative teams including Qld and Australian Indigenous Youth Netball teams playing girls several years older than herself.

Read more

August 19, 2016


  Queensland-NT Secretary Rohan Webb brought sunshine and a massive boost in confidence to dismissed CUB workers in Melbourne today when he assured them unionists in northern Australia stood “shoulder to shoulder” with them.

Read more

Latest campaigns

Family Violence Leave

Maintain Our Forces

Build them here

Tell the NSW Government to build our trains, buses, and ferries in NSW. 

Asbestos free future

Get involved to ban all types of asbestos around the world.