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Baiada backs down after outrage over wage cuts

The AMIEU Newcastle & Northern branch can today confirm that Baiada’s plan to slash the wages of all their agency workers by up to $200 a week has been dumped….

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Death Of A Thousand Cuts: How Live Export Is Killing Australian Meat Work

Late last week the RSPCA expressed its fear that increasing live exports would not only mean an increase in animal cruelty, but also lead to a cut in local abattoir…

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Health and Safety: 5 Tips For A Safe Workplace

1. Don’t let your boss off the hook As meat workers we know how dangerous our job can be. We work with dangerous, heavy machinery in a close, tight, fast-paced…

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40,000 Aussie Jobs On The Chopping Block As Turnbull Hurries To Sign Trans-Pacific Partnership

Malcolm Turnbull has spent this week vigorously talking up the embattled Trans-Pacific Partnership, a highly secretive global trade agreement designed to enrich the wealthy by exploiting the working classes and…

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Compulsory Unionism For Farmers, But Not Workers

Wealthy businesses and conservative politicians have a long history of working together in Australia to break up organised workers and make life difficult for unions. Lead by John Howard and…

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Working in the heat: Know the facts

As we come into the worst of the long, hot Australian summer, many meat workers will now be sweating it out in uncomfortable temperatures. But these temperatures can be more…

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December Journal Now Available To Download

The AMIEU Newcastle & Northern December issue of the journal is now out. All members will soon receive a physical copy in the mail, but for everyone else – or…

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Clueless Barnaby Joyce Spits On Australian Meat Workers

Australia’s drunken uncle Barnaby Joyce has continued his extraordinary campaign of attacking Australian meat workers, demonstrating once more just how fundamentally out of touch he is with the rural Australia…

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Workplace Exploitation Continues In Poultry Industry, Even As Compliance Improves

This week’s announcement by the Fair Work Ombudsman of their interim findings into underpayments at Baiada offers a chance to reflect on the progress of tackling systemic workplace exploitation issues…

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Thomas Foods Forced to Back Down After Calling Police on Union

Thomas Foods in Murray Bridge, South Australia have been forced into a humiliating backdown after calling the police on the AMIEU, only for the police to tell them the union…

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