April 07, 2016
The Queensland Government is conducting an inquiry into the practices of the Labour Hire Industry. The inquiry will consider: phoenixing and undercutting of conditions impacts on regional communities, of replacing permanent employees, apprentices and trainees with labour hire workers labour hire and sham contracting being used to avoid workplace laws exploitation, harassment and other mistreatment of workers regulation of labour hire
March 31, 2016
The Queensland Government is currently developing an “Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap”. The Roadmap is designed to set a forward plan for the future of the manufacturing industry over the next 10 years, with a focus on innovation. Click Here to read the AMWU’s submission on the future of Queensland manufacturing.
March 15, 2016
Last week, AMWU delegates from across Queensland came together to talk about the future of the manufacturing industry in Australia. Delegates’ forums were held in Brisbane, Mackay, Rockhampton and Townsville drawing in hundreds of passionate members from all walks of life. National Secretary Paul Bastian and State Secretary Rohan Webb spoke to delegates about the importance of building up members and having a strong and active union base in the face of the challenges that lie ahead in the coming years.
February 11, 2016
AMWU members have a number of growing concerns about UGL and their operations in the mining industry. As highly skilled tradespersons working in various skills and disciplines, the downturn of the local mining industry is of major concern to workers, families and our local communities.
September 04, 2015
On 3 September 2015, the German Creek, Lake Lindsay Mine announced that 85 positions would be made redundant.Some will be labour hire workers, some will be coal technicians, some will be coal operators, but all will be real workers with real families and a valuable contribution to make to our community.
September 02, 2015
As you would know, BMA recently made the callous announcement that it will be restructuring its operations at Blackwater Mine. This decision will have a devastating affect on workers, their families and the Backwater community. On 1 September 2015, the Blackwater community stood up and let their voices be heard.
July 14, 2015
For the last three years rail workers' entitlement to gold passes for 25 years of service has been under threat. This has been a longstanding condition for QR and Aurizon workers, provided in recognition of a quarter of a century commitment to the industry. Recently, the Queensland Labor Government delivered on a 2010 commitment to provide gold pass entitlements for former QR workers transferred to Aurizon.
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