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Published: 13 Nov 2020

The latest edition of the CFMEU Manufacturing newsletter is out now with all the latest news from across our division.
 
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Published: 4 Aug 2020

Yesterday the State Government announced some big changes for workplaces operating in Metropolitan Melbourne.

Some workplaces will remain open, some will have operations restricted, some will be closed for the next 6 weeks commencing 11.59pm on Wednesday, 5 August 2020.



Published: 29 Apr 2020

The $250 Voucher Competition for April has concluded. 
Congratulations to the four winners:

  • Clem Ng Yung Kiat - Canterbury Windows VIC
  • Simon Rigg - Sherwood Interiors VIC
  • Frank Borg - Stegbar SA
  • Caleb Slotegraaf - Jacaranda Industries VIC

Thanks to all who entered and keep an eye out for future competitions. 



Published: 2 Apr 2020

The union representing textile clothing and footwear (TCF) workers in Australia is calling on Border Force to lift their game to stop Australia from being flooded with dodgy medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
An overnight report on a leak from an anonymous law enforcement official claiming that hundreds of thousands of dodgy masks started arriving in Australia three weeks ago is alarming.
This revelation follows reports of a global spike in the production of fake PPE products mislabelled with brand names of well-known medical supply companies.



Published: 6 Feb 2020

Employers, industry groups and the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union have co-funded a TV advertisement to thank workers in the timber industry who performed and are performing vital work to protect homes and lives during the recent and current bushfires.

The commercial features stunning footage taken by a forestry worker as he and his workmates cleared a containment line in regional Victoria. It will air for two weeks across all major networks and be supported by an expansive social media campaign.



Published: 5 Feb 2020

Victoria’s timber industry is the lifeblood of many regional towns and communities. But did you know that timber workers also help to keep us safe during bushfires?

During the recent bushfires, workers from across the timber industry provided their equipment, expertise and skills to clear containment lines and remove dangerous trees. One of these workers captured some incredible footage of this vital work - and we’re putting it on TV to make sure all of Victoria knows.

You can watch the ad below



Published: 23 Jan 2020



Published: 10 Jan 2020



Published: 12 Nov 2019

The Victorian Government’s plan to end native forestry has been slammed as a kick in the guts to Victorian timber workers and the communities which rely on the industry.

The Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union said that while no one denied the industry faced challenges, the Government’s response was deeply flawed, completely inadequate, and far from being a viable or fair transition plan.

“This is not the way to respond to an industry facing challenges,” Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union National Secretary Michael O’Connor said.



Published: 3 Oct 2019

Unions have described the Federal Government’s tripling of the number of Polish citizens eligible to work in Australia on Working Holiday Visas as a kick in the guts to local unemployed workers.

Immigration Minister David Coleman yesterday announced that, effective immediately, an additional 1000 annual visa places had been made available for Polish nationals, adding to the approximately 135,000 working holiday visa holders already in Australia.



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