Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




August 15, 2019

Pledge your support to Palestinian Children

The AMWU Victorian Branch abhors violence against children, no matter where they're from. As such, we are supporting a petition calling on the Australian Senate to support the United Nations, United Nation International Children Fund (UNICEF) and the recent report into the violation of the rights of Palestinian minors by Israel’s military courts.

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July 11, 2019

Bradken Resources Fined $650K Over Death of Peter Watson

"We will never forget, but it will be nice to be able to move on and know that justice has been done." David Corben AMWU Organiser.

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July 05, 2019

Longford picket line comes to an end

After a 2 year long running dispute at Esso facilities with Esso Contractor UGL/MTCT, an agreement has been reached between UGL/MTCT and the AWU, AMWU, ETU and members in order to bring an end to the long running dispute. The AMWU are incredibly proud of our members for their determination to see this through, 24 hours a day, seven days a week since this dispute began, enduring all forms of harsh weather, sticking up for what they believed in no matter what challenges arose.

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June 25, 2019

ILO push for global labour standard, zeroing in on violence and harassment

The International Labour Organisation marked its centenary by establishing a new global standard to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

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June 14, 2019

Yarra Trams maintenance workers secure landmark agreement for industry

MEDIA RELEASE | THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2019 In a historic result this week, AMWU members along with ETU and RTBU members have won a 36-hour working week in the rolling stock EBA with Yarra Trams. Voting closed on Wednesday with a vote of 78% to accept the new agreement which sees the working week shortened from 38 hours to 36 hours.

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April 29, 2019

Why we support Labor in 2019

Over the past 2 years we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people march through the streets of Melbourne and other major cities to Change the Rules, to demand that the Federal Government stop playing politics with our lives, and to fix the broken industrial relations system.. We need to change the Government. We need to Change the Rules. To do this, every Australian worker needs you to use your vote wisely, and vote for the only party that is putting workers first, the Australian Labor Party.

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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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