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February 19, 2018

Submission: Future of work

Inquiry on the impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers 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 manufacturing, engineering, printing and graphic design – industries at the cutting edge of technological change. Workers in these industries have borne the brunt of the changes in employer behaviour, waves of job shedding and contracting out that characterised the last 40 years. They are also experiencing the stagnant wages and growth in precarious work which undermine living standards and quality jobs in Australia.

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September 29, 2017

Submission: superannuation inquiry

Inquiry into the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No.1) Bill 2017, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No.2) Bill 2017 and the Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission about these important matters. The AMWU recommends that the legislation be rejected by the Senate. We reject the assumptions that underpin the proposed legislation and believe that the legislation will harm the Australian superannuation system and reduce the retirement incomes of millions of Australians. The AMWU supports the submission of the ACTU and wish to make the following contribution.

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June 16, 2017

Submission: Fair Entitlements Guarantee

Without addressing the issue of wage theft – which includes, but goes well beyond the “sharp practices” outlined in the consultation paper – the government will be unable to avoid circumstances where employees are owed money by companies that have gone into insolvency.

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June 12, 2017

Submission: Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act

Decisions of the Fair Work Commission and the Courts which interpret the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) have resulted in the objects and intentions of the Act being evaded by corporations. 

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April 12, 2017

Submission Support: Fair Work Amendments 2017

The AMWU has written in support of the ACTU Submissions to the Fair Work Amendments: Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017

April 05, 2017

Submission: Senate Inquiry into the Rail Industry 2017

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March 31, 2017

Submission: Inquiry into the Commonwealth Procurement Framework

Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission on the Inquiry into the Commonwealth Procurement Framework (the Framework). The AMWU supports and endorses the submission of the ACTU. The AMWU made a submission to an Inquiry into Commonwealth Procurement Procedures in December 2013. Sadly, most of the arguments raised in that submission are still relevant now as many of the problems identified have been allowed to fester. A copy of that submission has been provided as Attachment 1. The submission below is intended to complement our previous submission and that of other union parties to this inquiry.

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March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

Submission: Inquiry into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

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March 31, 2017

Submission: Inquiry into the Framework Agreement for the Future Submarine Program

To the Secretary, Inquiry into the Framework Agreement for the Future Submarine Program  

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