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August 16, 2016

Mental health issues take toll as Fair Work Commission’s Griffin decision leaves Collie in limbo

Mental health issues take toll as Fair Work Commission’s Griffin decision leaves Collie in limbo

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is extremely concerned about the mental health of Griffin workers’ in the aftermath of the unprecedented Fair Work Commission decision to cancel the Griffin Coal Maintenance Enterprise Agreement, and hand Lanco the power to reduce maintenance workers pay by 43 percent.

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August 03, 2016

AMWU national links help Orora bargaining team

AMWU national links help Orora bargaining team

AMWU members at Orora’s beverage cans facility in Canning Vale have used the union’s national reach to shed light on dubious management claims during recent Enterprise Agreement negotiations.

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July 23, 2016

Disgraceful Fair Work Commission decision leaves no winners at Griffin Coal

Disgraceful Fair Work Commission decision leaves no winners at Griffin Coal

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has condemned the Fair Work Commission’sdecision on Thursday 21 July, to uphold Lanco’s power to reduce maintenance workers pay by 43percent at the Griffin Coal mine in Collie.

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July 20, 2016

The West printers ink crucial EA deal

The West printers ink crucial EA deal

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union members at the West Australian Newspaper have secured a new Enterprise Agreement that protects critical redundancy entitlements while guaranteeing a two per cent annual pay rise for four years.

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July 12, 2016

AMWU helps chuck out anti-union WA Liberal

AMWU helps chuck out anti-union WA Liberal

Rebecca Doyle ran the grassroots field campaign to remove Liberal anti-unionist, anti-penalty rates, pro-ABCC MP from the North-Metro seat of Cowan.

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July 05, 2016

Collie community to rally behind local workers hit by 43% pay cut at appeal hearing

Collie community to rally behind local workers hit by 43% pay cut at appeal hearing

Collie community and union members will rally outside the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on St George’s Terrace tomorrow morning at 9am, as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) appeals the decision to cancel the Griffin Coal Maintenance Enterprise Agreement and resulting 43% pay cut.

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July 05, 2016

AMWU in our communities: Midland NAIDOC

AMWU in our communities: Midland NAIDOC

The AMWU has again supported community celebrations in Midland for NAIDOC Week, Australia’s national week-long celebration of our First Australians.

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June 23, 2016

Griffin Coal maintenance workers to take protected industrial action

Griffin Coal maintenance workers to take protected industrial action

In response to a decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission on 9 June, that will see 70 maintenance workers at the Griffin coal mine in Collie cop a massive 43% pay cut, the AMWU has requested a stay on the Commissioner’s Order while it appeals the decision.

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June 17, 2016

Ged takes ‘Better Future’ message to Komatsu

Ged takes ‘Better Future’ message to Komatsu

Australian Council of Trade Unions President Ged Kearney was in Perth in the lead up to the Federal election, visiting our 180 members at Komatsu to speak about the importance of working people using our votes to fight back against the Liberal government’s anti-worker agenda.

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April 05, 2016

Offshore workers hung out to dry by industry, government

Offshore workers hung out to dry by industry, government

Thousands of Australian workers in the offshore construction industry could lose up to four years of hard-earned long service leave entitlements after a recent WA Industrial Relations Commission case exposed a technicality in the governing legislation, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union said today.

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