The first Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum Conference, held on August 7, identified the priorities for industry in transitioning to Industry 4.0. The first priority that representatives from business, research organisations, education and training providers, unions, and government bodies identified is the need for an appropriately skilled workforce. To meet this need, industry and education … Continue reading Multi-sector conference identifies priorities for Industry 4.0
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has called for federal and state governments hand over sovereign land and give tax concessions to manufacturers to help them transition away from coal power, according to The Guardian. AMWU Western Australia state secretary Steve McCartney has called for a Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) style finance body to … Continue reading Manufacturing union says manufacturers need help to transition from coal
Milk producer Parmalat’s relationship with its workers has soured over a new enterprise bargaining agreement, as it announced the permanent closure of its Ecucha dairy processing plant, according to Shepparton News. The breakdown in negotiations between the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and CEPU and the company spurred the unions to take industrial action, with … Continue reading Parmalat relationship with workers worsens
Holden has confirmed October 20 as its closure date, over three years after revealing plans to cease Australian production, carmaker. Workers at its Elizabeth assembly plant in Adelaide’s north were today informed of the deadline. It said more than 30,000 vehicles would be built before manufacturing ends. The carmaker said the announcement would provide certainty … Continue reading End of the line for Holden in October
Shipbuilding workers at ASC have started a two-day protest outside of the Adelaide office of defence industry minister Chris Pyne, demanding Pyne intervene in enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations.
An industrial dispute at McCain’s Wendouree site will continue into next week, with workers voting to reject a new enterprise bargaining agreement today.
The Opposition, in the backdrop of yesterday’s Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) protest, is pushing for a Senate inquiry into the use of legal loopholes to cut workers’ pay and conditions.
Yesterday’s shocking announcement by the NSW Coalition government that a $2.3 billion contract for 500 intercity train carriages has been awarded to a multinational (mainly South Korean) consortium including UGL, Hyundai Rotem and Mitsubishi Electric Australia was met with a wave of outrage and derision across the state and Internet.
Yesterday’s announcement that 12 new submarines designed by France’s DCNS will be built at Osborne has been welcomed by various South Australian politicians, but the potential benefit to struggling steelmaker Arrium is not known. Yesterday prime minister Malcolm Turnbull made the long-awaited announcement at the Adelaide shipyard. The Adelaide Advertiser and others noted the repeated … Continue reading Benefit of subs contract to Whyalla unclear
About 100 workers assembled in Adelaide on Saturday, demanding that the government build the next 12 submarines and patrol boats in the city or see 1,400 job losses.
The future hangs in the balance for 550 Queensland Nickel employees, due to have their contracts terminated at 5pm this afternoon.
The AMWU will this week tell the Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry, which is being held in Melbourne, that the sector requires more regulation to protect workers’ rights.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is set to hold a rally in Adelaide today, demanding a local build of Australia’s next generation submarines.
Workers at Dandenong South’s Aspen Pharmaceuticals continued to strike over the weekend over revised pay and conditions affecting over half the factory’s workforce.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has begun a campaign, claiming that the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement will hurt Australian employment.
General Motors Holden will remove 270 positions from its Elizabeth factory production line as it decreases the number of vehicles made each day.
Over 1,000 train and ship manufacturers are expected to march in Newcastle today, pushing for NSW government contracts in the Hunter region.
Yesterday’s auto funding announcement has been met with skepticism.
Western Australian employees of ship builder ASC yesterday sent a canoe to the electorate office of Defence Minister David Johnston.
The ACTU, AMWU and other union bodies have said the China FTA, signed yesterday, could be potentially devastating for local manufacturers.