Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




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.

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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.

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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.

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August 08, 2016

National Conference 2016 wrap-up

Last week, The AMWU held it's National Conference in Sydney.  One of the major resolutions to come out of this conference was "a new union". This resolution was unanimously endorsed in a push to reaffirm our union's commitment to moving forward as one voice, building bigger capacity, strength and bargaining capacity in light of likely amalgamations in the near future. 

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June 13, 2016

AMWU QLD/NT branch welcomes Labor’s chemical contamination response

The AMWU QLD/NT branch welcomes Labor’s announcement concerning the response to perfluorinated chemical contamination at defence sites.  Labor Senator and Shadow Minister for Defense Stephen Conroy announced that a Federal Labor Government would establish an intergovernmental taskforce to develop “a nationally consistent approach to contamination” and to develop health guidelines, containment and management standards. The taskforce would have 90 days to put forward recommendations so that the Government can start addressing the issue as quickly as possible.

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May 27, 2016

2016 QLD/NT State Conference

Over the last two days delegates have been working hard representing members at the 2016 Queensland and Northern Territory AMWU State Conference.

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May 25, 2016

Queensland Aerospace 10-year Roadmap

The Queensland Government is currently developing an “Aerospace 10-year Roadmap”. The Roadmap is designed to set a forward plan for the future of the Aerospace industry with a focus on job growth.   Click here to read the AMWU’s submission on the future of Queensland manufacturing.

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May 09, 2016

Labour Day 2016

This year, tens of thousands of workers across Queensland and the Northern Territory marched in celebration of the achievements of workers and the Union movement.Check out our video wrap-up of Labour Day 2016 here.

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May 09, 2016

2016 Women's Conference Wrap-up

Last week, AMWU women from across Queensland came together to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing women in the manufacturing industry at the 2016 AMWU Women’s Conference. Check out our video wrap up of the 2016 Women’s Conference here.

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April 22, 2016


Last week’s Queensland Apprentice Conference proved that being an active union member can help you get the edge on your apprenticeship. A group of dedicated apprentices emerged from our Queensland Apprentice Conference last week asserting their right to improved training and greater fairness from employers to excel at their trades. The 25 apprentices at the AMWU in Brisbane discovered the details of their workplace rights under awards and the Fair Work Act in talks from union experts, leaving with knowledge and confidence that the union can give them an edge in their workplaces. Check out our video wrap up of the AMWU apprentices Conference here. 

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