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Holden is Looking to Assemble Australia’s Biggest Batch of Electric Vehicles

October 9, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The AMWU has welcomed reports that Holden will be looking to assemble Australia’s biggest batch of electric vehicles, locally. Dave Smith, Vehicles Division National Secretary, said the developments are welcome given the pressure the automotive industry has been on in recent times and could lead to a large number of new Australian jobs. “The global

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Australian Made Applauds ACCC Action on Misleading Claims

October 8, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Made Campaign last week welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to order Gold Coast retailer, UNJ Millenium Pty Ltd, to pay $55,000 in penalties after admitting it made false or misleading claims that sheepskin and wool bedding products were

Ignoring Aussie Steel Risks 500 Local Manufacturing Jobs – AMWU

October 4, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

AMWU say plans to import 120 turbine towers for two major wind farm projects in NSW will endanger up to 500 skilled manufacturing jobs across the country. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has expressed concerns that a local subsidiary of Chinese

Manufacturing New Orders Decline For Seventh Consecutive Month

October 3, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing continued to decline in September with the new orders sub-index falling for the seventh consecutive month to approximately 44 points.  Production also continued to contract but at a slower pace.  Both contributed to an overall decline in

U.S. Manufacturing Unexpectedly Expands, Australian Manufacturing Contracts

October 2, 2012 • News, Uncategorized, World NewsComments (0)

Oil prices skyrocketed to a one-week high as U.S. manufacturing has unexpectedly expanded in September from June. Bloomberg reported futures rose 0.3 percent as the Institute for Supply Management’s U.S. factory index increased to 51.5 in September from

Print Workers in Melbourne Win Back Owed Allowance

October 2, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Casual printing staff from the Herald and Weekly Times (HWT) in Melbourne have received up to $100,000 in wages from their employer, remedying over six years of underpaid allowances. AMWU organiser Nadia Machlouch reported the union first raised the issue of

Monash University and CSIRO Join Forces for Australian Manufacturing

October 1, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

In an attempt to revive the manufacturing sector, Monash University and CSIRO will build upon their shared strengths with an agreement to develop a world-class innovation precinct that will underpin the future of Australian manufacturing. The strategic