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Australian meatworks should employ local workers first

“Australian meatworks should employ local workers first”: Minister Evans

After uncovering a racket of illegal foreign workers in the Australian meat industry, the Immigration Minister Senator Chris Evans has called upon employers to look towards local workers first.

Senator Evans is urging employers to exhaust local labour supplies first in response to the increasing levels of unemployed […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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