Interviews with AMWU
members and leaders describe changes in the workplace and union activity during the 20th century.
Table 2: Union Campaigns Showcased at 2012 Congress(28) CPSU, public service MUA, Chevron * NUW, poultry workers NTEU, Indigenous employment * United Voice, childcare workers * AUE, public school funding * AWU, Rio Tinto Bell Bay * CPSA, equal pay * TCFUA, outworkers ANF (Vic), nursing rates AIEU, teachers * NSWNA, nurse: patient ratio * TWU, safe rates in trucking QCU, rights' charter * FSU and ASU, offshoring * Unions NSW, local union councils * AMWU
, local manufacturing TWU, safe skies CFMEU, mining * * Videos shown
The approach taken by the AMWU
to environmental challenges is not shared across the Australian union landscape.
The three key unions at the Osborne site, the AWU, AMWU
and CEPU, will ensure matters of demarcation and other forms of industrial dispute, should they occur, are resolved in a manner which makes project delivery the number one focus - as it has on both sites for almost 30 years.
(2011), Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Australia Inquiry into the Experience of Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) and Drive-in, Drive-out (DIDO) Workers in Regional Australia, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union.
had intended to pursue a further claim of paid training leave, which would have given workers the means to take advantage of the broadened classification structures; however the union decided not to pursue the claim, but to focus instead on the introduction of enterprise bargaining (Brown 2006: 496; Hampson 2004: 80).
He had met with leaders of the AMWU
following the death of its national president and attended the opening of a new office for the asbestos victims group, the Asbestos Diseases Society of New South Wales, where he spoke to some of the mesothelioma sufferers and their families and was briefed on the need for reform by their lawyer.
national secretary Dave Oliver said the government could maximise the benefit from the more than 50 billion dollars (40.
It is illustrated by the contrast between the positive position developed by the AMWU
and the more defensive strategy of the AWU which covers workers in the aluminium industry whose livelihood currently depends on a heavily polluting and unsustainable form of production (Lipsig-Mumme 2008).
The strike threat comes from members of the AMWU
and AWU, who rejected a Qantas package covering wages and working conditions.
Mr Newman said the Independent Remuneration Tribunal would be headed by Bond University Vice Chancellor Professor Tim Brailsford, who will be joined by former AMWU
secretary David Harrison and Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop.
Semi-structured interviews were also undertaken with one union official from each of the ACTU, the AMWU
, and the Mining and Energy division of the CFMEU.