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May 16, 2018

Australian money printing workers short-changed

Australia’s money printing facility is facing industrial strife as unions and the central bank gear up for a battle over low wage growth. Workers at Note Printing Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) have voted to take protected industrial action after months of negotiations for fair wage rises in the new enterprise agreement hit a brick wall.

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April 19, 2018

Labour Day - Retired Members Function

The Retired Members of the AMWU held their annual Labour Day lunch on Monday 12th May. Speakers included Frank Cherry, Secretary of the Retired Members and Fair Go for Pensioners campaign group, and Steve Dargavel, Victorian Branch Secretary. It was a fantastic day to celebrate and remember the incredible achievements of AMWU members and the entire labour movement. See some photo highlights of the day below!

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December 12, 2017

BCS Airport Workers Strike

The workers who maintain Melbourne Airport's baggage carousels, conveyors and aerobridges have begun to take protected work stoppages after their EBA negotiations stalled with employer BCS.

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September 06, 2017

Support the Esso Workers

It's CUB all over again. 200 workers at Esso in Gippsland have been sacked and offered their jobs back with a 30% pay cut.  They're now fighting for their jobs and their dignity on a picket line.  Click here to donate to the strike fund and support the Esso workers and their families as they fight corporate greed.  What can you do to support? We will win this campaign and teach the multinational a lesson when the company is forced to take back these workers on fair pay and fair conditions.Here’s what you can do to help:  1. Get on board the Solidarity Bus Trip to visit the Longford picket line Thursday 16th November. Click here to signup! 2. Attend the Melbourne Rally 12noon Wednesday 22nd October @ Victorian Trades Hall (corner Lygon St & Victoria St, Carlton) 3. Donate to support the workers community protest 

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July 04, 2017

Unions join forces against Exxon Mobil's UGLy Tactics

A storm is brewing in the Bass Strait. At the centre of the storm reside two multinational corporations, Exxon Mobil and contractor UGL, who have signaled their intent to employ some of the most heavily criticised tactics used by bruised beer company Carlton United Brewery (CUB) in its six-month self-declared war on maintenance workers.

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May 26, 2017

Tax-dodging gas giant employs CUB tactic to slash wages

25 May 2017 Unions are gearing up for a major campaign against gas giant Esso and its contractor UGL as evidence emerges the companies are employing some of the most heavily criticised tactics used by bruised beer company Carlton United Brewery (CUB) in its six-month self-declared “war” on its maintenance workers.

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January 20, 2017

Jobs secured at Alcoa, Portland

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) welcomed today’s announcement that the future of the Alcoa plant and its workforce will be secured for at least another four years, after the Andrews Labor Government intervened to reach a breakthrough agreement with the company.

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January 18, 2017

Parmalat locks out Echuca dairy workers looking for a fair go

AMWU Media Release Wednesday 18 January 2017 The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has slammed dairy company Parmalat for locking out its Echuca workforce early this morning, and called on the company to end its attempts to tear up their enterprise agreement to slash wages and conditions.

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December 29, 2016

Viva Campaign Putting Local Jobs First in Geelong

Local workers who have been overlooked for jobs at the Viva Energy construction site in Geelong have reason for hope after an explosive 7.30 Report Investigation provided a massive boost to the ongoing campaign for local jobs at the Geelong Oil Refinery.

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December 22, 2016

Union Leads Redeployment Plan for Hazelwood Workers

The AMWU will take a prime role in working with the Victorian Government to ensure hundreds of Latrobe Valley members get the best chance of new work and proper redundancy following the shutdown of Hazelwood power station.

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