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A virus drives a pivot to manufacturing!

A virus drives a pivot to manufacturing!

For 42 years the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, manufacturing workers, and the majority of Australians with common sense, have been saying that it is not rational to use Australia’s mining resources to diminish the role of manufacturing in our society. In the main their rational thinking and proposals (in the case of the AMWU, see…

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Building Our Navy Ships in Australia: navy uniforms and patriotism

Building Our Navy Ships in Australia: navy uniforms and patriotism

Yesterday, I joined with a bunch of metalworkers who work in Australia’s shipbuilding industry to hand out leaflets about building the next fleet of Australia’s navy ships in Australia, instead of spending taxpayers dollars to import from other countries. Its pretty simple, you would have thought: Australia is an island nation and we have the…

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Who is FAIR DINKUM about saving manufacturing jobs?

Who is FAIR DINKUM about saving manufacturing jobs?

Mainstream media has precious little time to consistently report – with due respect – the efforts of manufacturing workers to save the industry and defend their jobs. But every week the AMWU reports what AMWU members are striving to do to challenge the threats. Here are 2 great examples of manufacturing union members defending and…

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