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Goulburn Valley locals take steps to secure food industry in the region

July 23, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Members of the Goulburn Valley Food Co-operative have come together in an effort to protect the food manufacturing industry in the region. With the support of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), the GV Food Co-operative, whose members are also former workers of the closed Gingarre Heinz tomato plant, launched the “meal for four under

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$30M investment in Tasmanian dairy industry creates jobs for the region

July 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

A $30 million, three-stage dairy conversion project being conducted by Agrilac was launched in Tasmania’s North East over the weekend. According to a media release, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Bryan Green says the project will be a boost to

400 redundant workers at Holden’s Elizabeth plant to end work this Friday

July 22, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Four hundred workers at Holden’s Elizabeth plant in Adelaide will finish work this Friday after accepting the voluntary redundancy packages offered by the car manufacturing company. Federation of Vehicle Industry Unions spokesman John Camillo told ABC News

Local WA fashion industry suffers due to high cost of manufacturing

July 22, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The local fashion industry has been struggling in recent months due to the high cost of manufacturing and the latest casualty comes from Western Australia where a clothing line has been put on hold. ABC News has featured Perth-based designer Poppy Lissiman

AI Group to develop NBN training kit for manufacturing businesses

July 22, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) is set to receive $500,000 that will be used to develop a digital business kit which will help manufacturers get online and benefit from the National Broadband Network (NBN). In a media release the AI Group says in

Burnie community signs petition to secure Caterpillar jobs

July 20, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

More than 800 locals from Burnie in Northern Tasmania have signed a petition urging multinational company Caterpillar to guarantee the future of its operations in the port city. The grassroots campaign led by the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union

Bottled water suppliers forced to remove ‘organic’ claims on labels

July 19, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has negotiated with seven bottled water manufacturers to remove the “organic” claims on their products. According to a media release , the suppliers have agreed with ACCC on the removal of the word