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End The Live Export Rort: It’s Time To Put Local Jobs First

The AMIEU Newcastle & Northern NSW Branch is today calling on the Federal Government to urgently back away from spending taxpayer money propping up the live export trade. Millions of…

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Workplace Incident At JBS Scone

The AMIEU can today confirm that one of our members, a hide puller operator named Shayne Crowfoot, was injured in a workplace accident today at JBS Scone. The operator was…

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More Money For Live Exporters As Local Kids Go Hungry

The Australian taxpayer is about to take another hit propping up the Australian live export industry, following an announcement by Barnaby Joyce over the weekend that he has allocated $8.3…

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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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