Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union

 

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Our Trains Our Jobs

Our Trains Our Jobs

The AMWU is the union for train builders. 

We represent thousands of skilled trained builders around the country who are employed in one of Australia’s most economically vital rail building industry.

From coast to coast we are fighting to put a stop to the offshoring of our train building jobs and to save our nation’s rail industry from conservative governments that don’t value Australian manufacturing.

We are asking for state and federal governments to commit to:

  • All rail projects to be built and maintained here; no more imports!
  • A long-term, sustainable and efficient rail industry that will provide job security for local train builders.
  • A continuous build over 3 decades and to schedule it to avoid any ‘valleys of death’.
  • A standardised train platform; get rid of different models for different states and maximise efficiency!

We need to keep up the pressure on the politicians in Canberra to make sure they deliver.

We can’t get this done without you. If you’re interested in getting involved in the campaign, sign up below to volunteer. 

Let’s grow our campaign and get it out there into the spotlight.

And remember if they’re our trains, then they’re our jobs!

Who's joining

Angus Mccarthy
Luke Calvert
Viktor Weitling
Fernando Anaya
David Falzon
Luke Whitington
Leigh Shears
Greg Paterson
mark fisher

Media releases

May 20, 2024

Unions unite in Tassie dairy workers fight over mainland wage disparity

Unions across Tasmania have united against Canadian cheese manufacturer Saputo Dairy over the wage disparity...


May 14, 2024

‘Big win for the AMWU’, Federal Budget manufactures Future Made in Australia into a reality

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) celebrates the historic $22.7 billion Future Made in Australia...


May 14, 2024

Tassie dairy workers slam Saputo's 'nowhere near mainland parity’ wage offer, future strikes to come

Australian trade unions have signalled to Canadian milk giant Saputo Dairy of continuing work stoppages...