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AMWU WA News

August 14, 2018

BHP tender confirm 20,000 tonnes going offshore

Tenders released by BHP Billiton have confirmed up to 20,000 tonnes of manufacturing and fabrication work for its South Flank Iron Ore project in the Pilbara has been awarded to a Chinese based company.

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July 27, 2018

AMWU demands BHP put local jobs first on South Flank project

The AMWU has written an open letter to BHP Biliton CEO Andrew Mackenzie seeking answers, after it came to light that BHP plans to send 20,000 tonnes of structural steel work offshore as part of upgrades to its South Flank Iron Ore Project.

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July 05, 2018

AMWU welcomes new Mates in Construction WA CEO

AMWU welcomes new Mates in Construction WA CEO

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) congratulates Brad Geatches on his new appointment as Chief Executive Officer of MATES in Construction WA.

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June 08, 2018

Workers protest outside energy future conference

Dozens of members from the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union WA Branch (AMWU) have joined the CFMEU Mining & Energy Division WA District this morning to rally against the shut out of Collie workers from the Powering the Future of WA conference.

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May 17, 2018

BHP Billiton thumbs its nose at Premier

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union WA Branch (AMWU) has called on the Premier of WA to remind mining giant BHP Billiton of its obligation to prioritise WA jobs.  

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May 15, 2018

Industry needs to act on FIFO mental health

Industry needs to act on FIFO mental health

Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia on the mental health of FIFO workers in WA highlights the need for industry and government to take action.

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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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