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AMWU WA News

April 23, 2018

Call for WA manufacturing hub to build railcars locally

Call for WA manufacturing hub to build railcars locally

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union WA Branch (AMWU) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to build railcars locally, but AMWU State Secretary Steve McCartney warns, the devil is in the detail.

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March 14, 2018

Queensland and NSW rail procurement disasters prove necessity of Australian manufacturing

Queensland and NSW rail procurement disasters prove necessity of Australian manufacturing

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union warns more WA workers will be exposed to asbestos, and tax payers will be forced to pay more if the State Government doesn’t learn from the failed foreign builds in Queensland and New South Wales.

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February 10, 2018

WA's longest running coal dispute nearly over

The longest running industrial dispute in WA’s coal mining history is a step closer to ending following a vote by members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.  A ballot for a new enterprise agreement with Griffin Coal closed at midnight last night (February 9) with maintenance workers from the Collie mine site voting to accept the new offer.

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December 15, 2017

Griffin Coal refuse to accept Fair Work Commission recommendation

Griffin Coal refuse to accept Fair Work Commission recommendation

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has slammed Griffin Coal’s unprecedented refusal to pick up a Fair Work Commission recommendation that would effectively end the nearly two-year long industrial dispute. 

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December 07, 2017

Fair Work Commission hands down common sense recommendation on Griffin Coal dispute

Fair Work Commission hands down common sense recommendation on Griffin Coal dispute

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has welcomed the Fair Work Commission recommendation regarding the ongoing dispute between Griffin Coal and maintenance workers at the Griffin Coal mine in Collie, over negotiations for a new enterprise agreement handed down on Monday (4 December 2017), and acknowledged Deputy President Bull’s efforts in trying to resolve the long-standing dispute. 

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November 25, 2017

Manufacturing union commends McGowan government for securing ship building contract for WA

Manufacturing union commends McGowan government for securing ship building contract for WA

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union WA Branch (AMWU) has commended the McGowan State Government for its efforts in securing the contract to build ten of the Royal Australian Navy’s twelve new offshore patrol boats here in Western Australia.

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September 21, 2017

Historic Kimberley Regional Agreement Signed

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has today met with the Kimberley Land Council and its member language groups in the Kimberley at Lombadina to sign a historic regional framework agreement aimed at ensuring better outcomes for communities in the area.

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September 21, 2017

Kimberley Art Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 AMWU Kimberley Art Competition - Tegan Buaneye from Derby District High School, and Kevin McKenzie from Broome.

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August 01, 2017

Bullying Bechtel Manager at Wheatstone Project not held to account

Bullying Bechtel Manager at Wheatstone Project not held to account

Over 250 Bechtel workers have signed a petition alleging multiple serious workplace bullying incidents on Chevron’s Wheatstone project.

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May 24, 2017

Treasurer's comments on Synergy

Treasurer's comments on Synergy "out of bounds"

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has condemned comments made by the State Treasurer indicating he plans to open the WA power market to private retailers.

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