Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (Victoria)
The AMWU’s Victorian Branch campaigns hard for our members across a range of industries.
We deliver strong wins in the workplace, and work for better jobs for Victorians.
We also campaign in the community for a fairer Victoria and were involved in the recent ‘We Are Union’ Victorian State Election Campaign.
The AMWU is active and strong across the whole of Victoria – from the border regions down to Geelong and out to Shepparton, Ballarat and Bendigo.
New Campaign Campaigns
Stop workplace deaths like Dillon's: Make industrial manslaughter laws a realityLast month, 20 year old apprentice boilermaker Dillon Wu died at work, overcome by fumes while welding in a confined space. Dillon had been working at the site – Marshall Lethlean in Melbourne – for just two weeks. He was supplied to the company by the Australian Industry Group (AIG). The company knew the worksite was unsafe, and had prepared a safety report regarding 11 high-priority hazards. Following an anonymous complaint, WorkSafe had been to conduct a safety inspection at the site on the morning Dillon died. The inspector left the site at 9.30am. Dillon was dead by 10.00am. It was the absolute duty of the AIG to provide a safe workplace for Dillon. Instead, he was sent into a tank to grind welds, without ventilation, without a gas monitor, without supervision, and without certification to weld in a confined space. Instead, he was sent to his death. Every worker should come home safe from work. Deaths on the job are 100% preventable. When workers die, employers must be held responsible. We must stop deaths like Dillon’s. Sign our petition to make industrial manslaughter laws a reality.4,522 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by AMWU Victoria
Reinstate sacked CUB workersIn an outrageous act of corporate greed, 55 CUB workers were terminated without notice and then offered a take-it-or-leave-it non-union deal with a 65 per cent reduction in monetary entitlements and cuts to most of their hard-won conditions. The Abbotsford CUB brewery makes huge profits producing leading brands like VB, Crown Lager, Melbourne Bitter, Carlton Dry, Pure Blond and Strongbow. It’s shameful that CUB workers are paying a price for being union and doing their job well, while SAB Miller (CUB's parent company) made $4.4 billion in profits this year and is currently part of the biggest ever corporate takeover in the history of the global beer industry. We need your support to call on CUB to reinstate the workers and end their shameful anti-worker, anti-union tactics.11,733 of 15,000 SignaturesCreated by AMWU Victoria