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April 17, 2020

State Secretary calls Woodside a disgrace

State Secretary Steve McCartney spoke out for stood-down workers on UCJV, calling on the big companies to do more for the people who make their profits. AMWU stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters at UCJV and condemning Woodside for their actions. Please call or email the AMWU office on 9223 0800 or membershipwa@amwu.gov.au to update your status. Senator Pratt, who is an AMWU member herself, has offered her office to help all AMWU members who need to apply for any government support. Call her office on 9277 1502 or email senator.pratt@aph.gov.au for assistance, and make sure to tell them you’re a member. And as always, call AMWU Care for confidential counselling on 1800 206 316.   See below for the full West Australian article

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April 09, 2020

AMWU WA stands up for FIFO Mental Health during COVID

The AMWU fought hard to get the mental health code of practice in place. We're not going to see it thrown out during a crisis when our members are already facing more stress. AMWU State Secretary will speak out for FIFO workers whose rosters are being affected by COVID.  A pandemic is not an excuse to throw our rights away. Full text from article below.

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December 10, 2019

AMWU welcomes historic railcar contract

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed the signing of a historic contract, which will deliver the biggest order of railcars to be manufactured in WA.

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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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