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Thomas Foods International runs away from Fair Work Commission for second time

Meat workers at Thomas Foods in Tamworth are now going without a promised pay rise yet again, as the company runs away from the Fair Work Commission for the second…

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Chris Minns Unfit To Lead NSW Labor

The AMIEU Newcastle & Northern Branch represents thousands of meat workers, dairy workers, and workers in associated industries all across the northern reaches of NSW. We understand that Chris Minns…

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Greedy Meat Industry Bosses Make Massive Profits From Overseas Workers While Blaming Locals

The CEO of the Australian Meat Industry Council has once again demonstrated how out of touch these wealthy industry lobby groups are from the real lives of every day Australians….

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AMIEU launches plan to scrap Teys Tamworth EBA and improve wages for low paid workers

Low-paid workers at Teys Tamworth are losing out on thousands of dollars a year and missing basic workplace conditions under an expired enterprise agreement, claims the Newcastle & Northern NSW…

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Booyong Pork worker hospitalised after serious safety breach

A young visa worker has been hospitalised after their arm was trapped in a machine on the slaughter floor at Booyong Pork, operated by the Northern Co-operative Meat Company. The…

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Donning and doffing work gear should be work time

The New Zealand Meat Workers Union has scored a huge win for its meat workers with a new court ruling on the time it takes to put on (“don”) and…

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Pay rise delayed again at Thomas Foods as company withdraws application

Thomas Foods Tamworth has pulled the agreement that workers just voted on, and will need to start the whole thing from scratch. The company failed to follow correct procedures and…

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Bindaree Beef Workers To Walk Out After Billionaire Boss Refuses To Budge

Meat workers at Aldi supplier Bindaree Beef in Inverell in northern NSW will walk off the job on Wednesday 24 October 2018 after months of negotiations with company management. Even…

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Union Workers Force Labor Into Better Position On TPP

The AMIEU Newcastle & Northern Branch today acknowledges and welcomes the announcement by the Australian Labor Party that it will make sweeping changes to the process by which trade agreements…

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AMIEU Condemns Federal Labor For Giving In To Big Business Over TPP

The AMIEU Newcastle & Northern NSW Branch condemns Federal Labor’s decision this week to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, torpedoing the efforts of Australia’s union movement to make sure that Australian…

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