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50 Holden engineers strike over forced redundancies
Editorial
19/11/13 - About 50 engineers walked off the job at Holden’s Port Melbourne engine plant yesterday.
Holden workers strike over redundancy payment cap
Editorial
15/11/13 - About 150 workers at Holden’s Fishermans Bend engine assembly plant went on strike over caps on redundancy payments.
AMWU: FTAs could hurt manufacturers, lead to expensive drugs
Editorial
25/10/13 - The AMWU has re-stated its opposition to the federal government’s eagerness for free trade agreements with the United States and several Asian nations.
Greenham meat workers to strike tomorrow
Editorial
24/10/13 - Up to 160 Greenham abattoir workers are expected to strike on Friday in Tasmania, with the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union dissatisfied with the offer of a 2.5 per cent annual pay increase over four years.
1000s of foreign workers being exploited: meatworkers' union
Editorial
18/10/13 - The Australasian Meat Industry Employees’ Union has said a Beresfield chicken processing plant is only one that has been using exploited foreign contractors on holiday visas.
Lack of IR reform deterring Japanese investment: former minister
Editorial
08/10/13 - A former federal minister now working as a lawyer in Japan has said that Japanese companies are baffled at a lack of industrial relations policy from the new government and are withholding investment in Australia.
Bangladeshi garment workers in violent protests
Editorial
24/09/13 - Protesting Bangladeshi garment workers clashed with police on Monday in an effort to increase their minimum wage to $US100 a month.
Cambodian garment workers to return to work after dismissals reversed
Editorial
06/09/13 - A mass protest of 5,000 Cambodian garment factory workers has forced their company to reverse its decision to dismiss 700 workers.
Workplace fight brewing at Glencore’s Collinsville coal mine
Editorial
30/08/13 - A major industrial relations battle is taking shape in Queensland as GlencoreXstrata plan to suspend operations at its Collinsville coal mine, forcing workers to sign a new agreement if they want to keep their jobs.
PM claims a coalition govt will kill car industry
Editorial
26/08/13 - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has claimed the opposition will kill car manufacturing in Australia if it wins government in the September election.
Apprentices win pay rise
Editorial
23/08/13 - The Fair Work Commission has awarded first and second-year apprentices pay rises of up to $100 a week.
Union obstruction endangers Australian manufacturing: Teys CEO
Editorial
21/08/13 - Brad Teys, the CEO of beef processor Teys Australia, has called for workplace reform, detailing a need to do so to protect local manufacturing and offer more than “platitudes” about the sector’s difficulties.

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