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Holden EBA “Premature”

February 15, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

In a release issued by Holden, the carmaker explained it is yet to sign off on a deal which could see workers receive an 18 per cent pay increase over the next three years. The Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) which covers engineering and manufacturing employees have not been signed and coverage it received over the …

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Mackay New Home of Coal Mining Manufacturing Plant

February 13, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Deputy Premier Andrew Fraser and Nepean Mining have announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility at the Port of Mackay. The construction of the $50 million manufacturing plant will further feed the mining industry in Australia with the creation of at

Continued Job Loss Caused by Further Setback in Manufacturing

February 13, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Latest figures have revealed that Australia’s manufacturing sector will continue to decline. The crisis will leave many families unemployed or working fewer hours. According to the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Narre Warren, Victoria hosts the

Hazardous waste reduction funding – better business, better environment

February 13, 2012 • Events, News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian businesses have been encouraged to apply for a share of $9 million available through ‘HazWaste’, an initiative funded by the Victoria Coalition Government – aimed towards reducing the amount of hazardous waste going into landfill.

$100m carbon-capture investment in Latrobe Valley

February 13, 2012 • Featured, News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Commonwealth Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, and the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Michael O’Brien, announced the Australian and Victorian Governments will collectively provide $100 million towards the development of

Biota expands Victorian headquarters bringing 35 new jobs

February 10, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has welcomed the creation of 35 new highly skilled jobs in Victoria, through a significant expansion by leading anti-infective drug development company Biota Holdings Limited. Biota, a leading anti-infective drug

Auto workers drive message to Canberra

February 10, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

AMWU members from across Australia’s three car companies have this week visited Canberra to urge Tony Abbott and the Federal Coalition to support auto manufacturing and end their controversial anti-subsidy policy. Holden maintenance fitter Scott Cruz