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September 27, 2019

Submission: Northern Australia agenda

Select Committee on the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia agenda The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain. Many of our members live and work in Northern Australia and have felt the impact of the governments ineffective policy to deliver jobs and economic growth in their communities. The AMWU supports the submissions made to this inquiry by the AMWU’s Western Australian and, Queensland & Norther Territory Branches. More needs to be done to drive growth in regional communities around Australia, including in Northern Australia. For too long the government has neglected these communities and under invested in training, skills and infrastructure that they need to compete on the global stage. The Northern Australian Infrastructure Fund was meant to address this, but it has proven to be woefully inadequate.

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September 15, 2019

Submission: Future of Regional Jobs

You can read the AMWU submission into the Inquiry into Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas by clicking here.

August 29, 2019

Submission: Proper Use of Worker Benefits

Submission – Inquiry into Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain in every city and region across Australia. Many of the workers that we represent are covered by EBAs that include contributions to Worker Entitlement Funds (WEFs).

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August 26, 2019

Submission: Inquiry into the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

Inquiry into the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain in every city and region across Australia. The workers that we represent, including the hundreds of rank and file members who serve on our national, state and industry governing councils, will be adversely affected by the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 (the Bill). The AMWU is run by its members – it always has been and always will be – but the Bill make the role of our workplace leaders, who give up their time to improve the wages and conditions of their workmates, even more precarious. The Bill has the potential to bar long standing members for running for office, even in a volunteer capacity, and frustrate the democratic will of the AMWU membership when they choose the leadership of their union. In addition, the Bill will make it harder for the AMWU to improve the working lives and communities of our members and their families. The Bill allows politicians and big business to exert undue interference on union affairs. They are designed to allow external actors make it harder for unions to fight successful campaigns, win improvements in pay and conditions and achieve a fairer society.

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August 23, 2019

Submission: Inquiry into Free Trade Agreements 2019

Inquiry into the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain. Our members work in trade exposed industries around the country and they have felt the impact of trade deals that have sent entire industries and thousands of Australian jobs overseas. We remain committed to ensuring that any trade deals entered into by Australia strengthen our economy, improve labour standards at home and abroad, and deliver tangible benefits to Australian workers, their families and their communities. The AMWU supports the submissions made to these inquiries by the ACTU and AFTINET.

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March 12, 2019

Submission: Phoenixing

Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Bill 2019 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain in every city and region across Australia. We represent workers who have been affected by phoenixing and have a proud history of advocating for reform in this area.

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November 02, 2018

Submission: Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Inquiry into Aspects of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement revisited The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain. Our members work in trade exposed industries around the country and they have felt the impact of trade deals that have sent entire industries and thousands of Australian jobs overseas. We remain committed to ensuring that any trade deals entered into by Australia strengthen our economy, improve labour standards at home and abroad, and deliver tangible benefits to Australian workers, their families and their communities.

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August 10, 2018

Submission: Senate inquiry into the use and manufacture of electric vehicles in Australia

Senate inquiry into the use and manufacture of electric vehicles in Australia The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain in every city and region across Australia. We represent workers employed in the vehicle manufacturing industry. The development of the market for electric vehicles (EVs), in the global context of a carbon constrained future, provides the federal and state governments with an opportunity to secure Australia a place in a growing market. This industry will provide high skill, high wages jobs now and in the future and the global race is on to secure them. The governments of other nations are already taking steps to encourage domestic industries to flourish. Without government support, the domestic industry – already reeling from the end of the conventional vehicle manufacturing industry – will miss out on this incredible opportunity. We have the skilled workers, we have much of the key infrastructure, what we need is for government to invest in this industry and grow Australian advanced manufacturing and secure the good jobs of the future.  

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June 06, 2018

Submission: industrial deaths

Senate Inquiry into the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) represents over 70,000 workers who create, make and maintain across Australia. Safety is union business and the AMWU have a long and proud history of fighting for safer workplaces for all Australian workers. We believe that the first step to improving workplace safety and reducing the number of deaths caused by work, we need to properly understand the scale of the problem. No worker should ever go to work, never to return home. We must also ensure that work related injuries and disease are treated no less seriously than fatal injuries suffered in the workplace.

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April 20, 2018

Submission: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

The AMWU believes that Free Trade Agreements should be closely scrutinised and subject to a more democratic and open process.  You can read the full submission here.

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