Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




April 18, 2019

International Workers Memorial Day 2019

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. International Workers' Memorial Day (IWMD) commemorates those workers. This year, International Workers' Memorial Day will be observed on Monday April 29th.

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March 18, 2019

Fundraising in solidarity for Molly

Friday night saw a great turnout of members, delegates, other unions and supporters coming together to raise money for Molly Osborne.

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October 26, 2018

AMWU Welding Campaign: Welding School Delivering for Members

The AMWU welding campaign has hit new heights in recent months thanks to the union’s welding test centre certifying more members than ever and improving standards in the industry leading to more work for our qualified metalworker members.

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October 24, 2018


After almost 11 long weeks of action, Tip Top workers have secured a massive win in their battle for a fair EBA.

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October 03, 2018

Cheap rego, free TAFE for apprentices & young workers

Free TAFE courses From 1 January 2019, 30 TAFE courses and 20 pre-apprenticeship courses will be free under a reelected Andrews Labor Victorian Government. Free TAFE courses will enable more students and young Victorian workers to get the skills and experience you need to get a job. More than ever, the skills we need to build our state are learned at TAFE. For the full list of Free TAFE courses go to:  

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October 01, 2018

Note Printing Workers Win!

140 AMWU members at Note Printing Australia (NPA) are celebrating after they emerged victorious from their battle to win a fair enterprise agreement. After almost three months of protected action, the workers won: five days of standalone domestic and family violence leave; casual conversion changes including instantaneous conversion to permanent work for some long-term casual workers; improved consultation on contractors; and a wage rise per year for the three year agreement.

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October 01, 2018

New Victorian Branch Leadership: Farewell Steve, Welcome Tony

The Victorian Branch of the AMWU in September bid farewell to our State Secretary of 11 years, Steve Dargavel.

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August 27, 2018

KTAS auto techs embrace tech in EBA campaign

K-Mart Tyre and Auto Service (KTAS) is not your average AMWU workplace. AMWU organiser Matt Christie describes it best, “we can’t just stand in a lunchroom and talk to 60 people at once. We have over 130 members working as auto technicians and mechanics spread across 73 sites all over the state. It means we have to do things a little differently.”

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August 24, 2018

Health and Safety Reps revive anti-asbestos campaign

Despite having zero tolerance asbestos laws in Australia the deadly cancer-causing substance remains a major hazard for workers. Our members at CEM International can testify to that.

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August 23, 2018

Victorian workers changing the rules

Dodgy employers to face jail time for wage theft, workplace manslaughter

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Latest campaigns

Casuals Deserve Better

The AMWU fights for the rights of casual and labour hire workers. We pro...

Family Violence Leave

Maintain Our Forces

Respect for Auto Techs

From talking to lots of regular auto techs around Australia, we know tha...

Build them here

Tell the NSW Government to build our trains, buses, and ferries in NSW. 

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