The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), along with allied unions, released a joint report on November 8, outlining how workers previously employed by the fossil fuel industries can be redeployed into renewable energy. With offshore wind testing occurring off the coast of Victoria, the report noted the need to support the renewable energy sector to … Continue reading Manufacturing union joins call for just transition
Swinburne University of Technology, Price Water House Coopers, Siemens, and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) have undertaken new research identifying the way in which businesses and workforces need to adapt to Australia’s manufacturing industry. The report was launched during National Manufacturing Week, taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14 to 17 … Continue reading Industry 4.0 delivers workforce transformation
Workers at the Real Pet Food factory in Dubbo have won pay rises of up to 30 per cent in a new union agreement. A four-year agreement was negotiated between the Real Pet Food Company and Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, resulting in pay rises for its (approximate) 100 employees. Depending on their shift, some workers … Continue reading NSW pet food factory workers win pay rise
Workers from milk manufacturer Parmalat who are currently in a three month lockout will face a Senate inquiry, according to The Riverine Herald. The inquiry being held in Ballarat is investigating claims of corporate avoidance of paying wages, under the Fair Work Act. A spokesperson from the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union told the Riverine Herald … Continue reading Locked out Parmalat workers to face Senate inquiry
Workers at ACL Bearing in Tasmania and APV Automotive Components in Melbourne will be losing their jobs within weeks.