• AWU targets BHP refinery

    January 23, 2013 0 comment

    The Australian Workers Union is attempting to force BHP Billiton back into collective bargaining negotiations for workers at the Worsley aluminium plant in WA.

  • Analysts tip more steel job losses

    January 22, 2013 0 comment

    Steelmakers will face a tough year in 2013, with supply outpacing demand and the strong Australian dollar cutting into profits, according to Ernst & Young’s annual steel report.

  • Two more manufacturers close their doors

    January 18, 2013 0 comment

    A Brisbane stainless steel maker and a South Australian soda ash manufacturer have both decided to close their doors following financial difficulty and competition from cheap imports.

  • Cheap Chinese goods aren’t so cheap anymore

    January 18, 2013 0 comment

    New figures show foreign investment in China is falling as rising wages and costs force companies to search for new manufacturing bases.

  • New contracts boost WA brewer

    January 18, 2013 0 comment

    Shares in WA-based Gage Roads Brewing have jumped after the company executed contracts with a Margaret River business and global food and beverage company.