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AMWU slams Minister Johnston for failing to provide a plan to save shipbuilders’ jobs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has expressed utter disappointment in Defence Minister The Hon. David Johnston, calling him a liar in the wake...

AMWU calls on Defence Minister not to outsource Australia’s defence capacity

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has expressed concern regarding the speculation that the Abbott Government plans on purchasing “off the shelf” options for...

Australia must follow the USA on shipbuilding industry support

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is urging the Federal Government to protect Australia’s shipbuilding industry by passing legislation that would require Australian defence ships...

Toyota’s decision reflects government’s lack of respect for Australian workers: AMWU

The Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union said it will keep fighting for manufacturing workers and the manufacturing industry, but admits that the battle has become...

Manufacturing union proposes plan to minimise impact of Holden closure in Victoria

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has submitted a plan to minimise the job losses in Victoria which would follow the impending closure of Ford...

South Australian defence industry on its knees following imminent closure of interstate naval shipbuilding

Australia’s defence industry association proclaimed the “end of Australian naval shipbuilding capability” following the information that interstate shipyards are set to close next year. According...

Industry and state governments issue strong words on Holden closure

Industry groups and the Premiers of Victoria and South Australia have expressed their anguish following the news that Holden will cease its manufacturing operations...

Industry reacts to Korea-Australian Free Trade Agreement

The Abbott government has secured a free trade agreement with South Korea that will eliminate tariffs on Australian agricultural exports, including beef, wheat, sugar,...

Ford insists on public R&D support

Car manufacturer Ford has asked for more public funding, despite the fact that the company is shutting down its manufacturing plants in Australia. The company...

Holden factory workers get cold-shoulder from GM boss

Holden’s factory workers have reportedly been snubbed by the boss of the company’s international operations, casting a bigger cloud of doubt over the car...
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