Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



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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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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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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