April 18, 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.
March 18, 2019
Friday night saw a great turnout of members, delegates, other unions and supporters coming together to raise money for Molly Osborne.
October 26, 2018
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.
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.
October 03, 2018
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: www.freetafe.vic.gov.au
October 01, 2018
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.
October 01, 2018
The Victorian Branch of the AMWU in September bid farewell to our State Secretary of 11 years, Steve Dargavel.
August 27, 2018
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.”
August 24, 2018
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.
August 23, 2018
Dodgy employers to face jail time for wage theft, workplace manslaughter
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