Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union




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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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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