Topic archives: amwu

WA Labor heading for an almighty factional showdown

September 5, 2017 2

WA Labor is approaching a period that will be marked by instability as it relates to policy, party officials and state and federal preselections, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Streets, Unilever and the sticky prospect of a boycott

Streets, Unilever and the sticky prospect of a boycott

August 25, 2017 4

Streets and the manufacturing union are currently locked in a dispute over pay and conditions -- are iconic products a big target for the protest?

Labor closing in, but it could be Albo, not Shorten, who gets the kill

February 15, 2017 14

Bill Shorten's Right Labor faction is losing ground, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly. And if the Left assert its dominance nationally, Anthony Albanese could be the real winner.

How the unions forced CUB to save 55 jobs: a boozy Christmas miracle

December 7, 2016 4

After seven months, Carlton & United Breweries has reached an agreement with its picketing staff. Crikey intern Harrison Johnstone finds out how it all went down.

Thanks to the unions, old-timey protectionism is back in fashion

October 10, 2016 21

The kind of protectionism that Australia left behind in the 1990s is becoming acceptable again under new guises.

Not-so-civil unions: CFMEU likely to turn on Queensland MP

August 31, 2016 2

The powerful Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is split on Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller, who lacks the support of the AMWU and United Voice. Will Labor preselect against her? Labor insider Ben Chiefly has the goss.

Election deciders: trade unions

June 3, 2016 5

How do does the trade union movement flex its muscle during elections?

Election deciders: the moneybags

May 20, 2016 5

Investment vehicles, unions and key industries help finance the parties' federal election campaigns. But there's one donor who dwarfs all of them.

The car industry’s (not so) merry-go-round

January 11, 2012 32

It's only three years since the car industry was last rescued. Meantime, other parts of manufacturing have got on with the job of lifting productivity.

Caucus debate misses the point, chapter and verse, on books

October 29, 2009 28

What's happening with parallel book imports? The publishing industry is on the cusp of major change driven by online delivery. The most appropriate role for the government is to step aside and let consumers take the lead.