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Your Union leading the way in the fight against Visa exploitation!

The AMIEU is leading the way in the fight to stamp out dodgy labour hire practices and the exploitation of foreign workers in Australia. The Union has provided information to the Fair Work Ombudsman and to a Federal Senate inquiry… Continue Reading →

ACCC Approves JBS’ Primo Takeover

The competition watchdog will not stand in the way of Brazilian food giant JBS’s $1.45 billion takeover of Primo Group, despite industry concerns. Click here for more information about the takeover of the Primo Group by JBS.

Brismeat EBA Negotiation Update

Employees at Brismeat are becoming increasingly frustrated with the slow progress of negotiations at the site. It is now almost 3 months since their agreement expired and 15 months since the workers last received a pay increase. The company have… Continue Reading →

The Truth about Teys Australia/Cargill

Is Teys Australia/Cargill a wholly owned Australian business? No.  In fact, Teys Australia are apparently a little embarrassed by the fact that the ultimate holding company for the group, Teys Australia Pty Ltd, is 50% owned by the giant American… Continue Reading →

Teys Beenleigh Dispute Update

In October 2013, Deputy President Asbury of the Fair Work Commission approved an agreement covering the Teys Beenleigh plant. The Union opposed the approval of the agreement. Teys staff were solely responsible for drawing up the roll of voters and… Continue Reading →

Meat Companies Making a Killing…$ $ $…

  SCENES FROM THE JBS AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED BOARDROOM UPON HEARING THE NEWS OF THE CORPORATE TAX CUT Tony Abbott – cutting company tax, slugging pensioners and working families while big business is raking in the cash On 13 May… Continue Reading →

JBS Beef City Workers Reject EBA Proposed By The Company

JBS Beef City has put forward an EBA without the agreement of the negotiating committee and the Union. A vote was conducted on the 27th of March 2014 with 82% of the workplace rejecting the proposal. The committee intends to resume talks with the… Continue Reading →

Teys Agreement Proven to be Invalidly Approved

In 2013, at the expiration 2010 Teys Beenleigh enterprise agreement, Teys/Cargill embarked on a media propaganda campaign in the name of reforming the meat industry and securing huge workload increases at their Beenleigh plant.  Of course it wasn’t as noble… Continue Reading →

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