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AMWU at loggerheads with FMG over rail wagon asbestos

The AMWU has hit out at Fortescue Metals Group over the removal of white asbestos (contained in friction wear plates in train bogies) contained in 3384  rail wagons imported from China. According to...

Workers driven into lethal fire zone by Alcoa

Workers at Alcoa’s Wagerup aluminium refinery south of Perth believe the company put their lives at risk by sending them to work at the site when the area was still ablaze during WA’s fire...

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WA Government “abandons” FIFO workers

The West Australian government has been accused of abandoning fly-in fly-out workers after it refused to establish the recommendations in a state inquiry into the mental health impacts of FIFO. The...

Family friendly roster win for Gorgon employees

Union members voted overwhelmingly in support of a change to the Gorgon roster, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has announced. Ninety-three per cent of members voted ‘yes’ on a...

AMWU rejects oil company proposal for safety concerns

A union has rejected an oil and gas company’s proposed new enterprise deal after twelve months of negotiations. The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union said the company is insisting on amendments...

AMSJ April 2022