Labor release IR policy

A Rudd Labor Government’s IR system will provide a safety net comprising 10 legislated minima, plus up to 10 further minimum conditions within awards, the Opposition has announced. Labor’s IR policy, forward with Fairness, released by the newly elected Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the ALP’s national conference in Sydney last April, provides that the 10 minima (the National Employment Standards) would be guaranteed, and couldn’t be contracted out of by agreement. Read More...

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. Read More...

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

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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 leave accruals and 4 weeks notice with a couple of weeks redundancy.  Read More...