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.
(Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union) (2006) Submission to the House of Representatives Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation Committee Enquiry into Employment in Automotive Component Manufacturing.
Qantas Airways and its 12 unions, including the AMWU
and AWU, have agreed to a wage pause of at least 12 months.
Those who have led us into the present crisis will no doubt accuse the SAIE and the AMWU
of trying to restore 1960s style protectionism.
One achievement was to maintain unity among the alliance of forces which kept S11 together -- environmentalists like those in Friends of the Earth, socialists like those in the Democratic Socialist Party, militant unionists like those in the AMWU
and many other committed activists of different political complexions, whether anarchist or feminist or independent.
NSW Secretary, Tim Ayres said, "Workers are now keen to get on with the job of improving the productivity of the operation and delivering a world-class product.
(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.