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Howard and WorkChoices gone

Howard and WorkChoices gone – thanks to the solidarity of Aussie working families

The Tasmanian branch of the AMIEU thanks its members and their families for being a part of a 3 year plan to axe Howard and his cronies who introduced the most extreme anti worker industrial laws this country has ever seen since 1905.

Workers […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Legal & Legislation, Meat Workers|Comments Off on Howard and WorkChoices gone

Meat workers from language backgrounds other than English

Over the past 3 months, MINTRAC have surveyed 66 meat processing plants across Australia about the language backgrounds of workers whose first language is not English.

It was discovered across the meat industry that:

There are over 25 different languages spoken.
There are almost 1900 workers who come from language backgrounds other than English in more than 40 […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers|Comments Off on Meat workers from language backgrounds other than English

What you need to know about the new IR laws

On 20th March 2009 the parliament passed the Fair Work Bill 2008, now called the Fair Work Act 2009, which will replace the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (“Work Choices”).

The Act will be phased-in in two stages, being 1st July 09 and 1st Jan 2010.
The Fair Work Act will apply to all constitutional corporations (Generally speaking […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Legal & Legislation, Rules & Regulations|Comments Off on What you need to know about the new IR laws

Union subscription increase

In line with meetings held with our state Committee of Management it has been determined by resolutions agreed that the union ticket be reviewed.

The resolutions of the 29th November 2008 and 22nd February 2009 determined that the Tasmanian branch union subscriptions would increase from $7.50 a week to $8.00 full ticket and from $3.75 to […]

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Industrial front – Tas Meat Wholesalers

There have been quite a few staffing changes at Tas Meats recently, with Doug King coming back to take a more active role in running the business.

Recently there were rumours that the business would be closed down, this has not happened, and is probably a tactic to scare employees into doing what the boss wants.

Employees […]

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Industrial front – EBA update

We are pleased to announce the finalization of negotiations after 8 months of discussions with the company for a new union collective agreement.  Your union the AMIEU has agreed in principle on the proviso that if a majority of members vote in favour of the deal we will have reached agreement.  The agreement will then […]

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Industrial front – Longford Meat Co

JBS Swift has now owned the Tasmanian operations for 10 months.  It has been business as usual apart from the company now running its own budget.

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Industrial front – Selbourne Biological Services

This site generally processes blood products for pharmaceutical purposes and resides at Longford. Recently we were contacted by concerned members that had been informed their jobs were being made redundant due to an export order falling through. Two of our members who worked in the raw material department were offered their base entitlements of annual […]

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Industrial front – retail supermarkets

It has recently come to our attention that certain store managers are threatening termination of employment if meat department employees do not agree with rosters being proposed by the company.  Your union the AMIEU has had numerous discussions over the years with middle and senior management about the interpretation of our AGREEMENTS. The rostering principle […]

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Industrial front – Greenhams

Since our last report our members at Greenhams have continued to focus on the changes to the workplace laws. They know that their employer will not be able to continue to refuse to meet with our union shop committee as of July 2009. The Fair Work Bill will be in place then and this company […]

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