This morning workers at GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals in Boronia were told that 120 jobs would be lost at their work.
Unions in Australia and New Zealand have united to call on governments negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) to protect the rights and living conditions of working families.
NUW member Michael Hogan came to the Union for help after Linfox had suddenly dismissed him.
Delegates across Victoria have attended an annual Union training day designed to help them best represent all members at their work.
NUW delegate Mick Brown has been working as a casual worker at Mitre 10 for the past three years.
NUW members at Ceva in Melbourne's Somerton, are fighting to keep permanent jobs at their work after the company told them it wants to increase the number of casual workers it employs and make five permanent workers redundant.
This is a short update to keep members informed on the EBA campaign.
In the last month over 800 market research workers right across Australia took advantage of their right to have a say in the changes that will happen in their workplaces this year.
NUW poultry delegates from across Victoria have spoken out against lax safety standards and training in their industry.
NUW member, Andy, works at Recall document storage in Melbourne's Sunshine.
The National Union of Workers had a motion passed at the Victorian Labor Party Conference on the weekend which aims to improve security and conditions for casual workers in Australia.
One of our delegates, Brian, recently explained to organiser, Gayle Burmeister, why he joined the Union.
In the UK, the Guardian newspaper, has been reporting on the dramatic rise in the number of people being employed on so-called 'zero hour' contracts.
Workers at Australia Post held a rally in Melbourne asking for fair wages and conditions.
NUW organiser, Dave Garland, has spoken on Adelaide radio station 5AA, to explain why the South Australian Government's decision to award a school stationery contract to a multinational company based in Victoria is bad news for SA workers.
Union members at Dandenong, both permanent and casual, almost unanimously voted YES on the latest company offer.
The NUW has awarded medals to two former South Australian delegates in recognition of their service to the Union at the opening of our new Port Adelaide office.
The NUW has had a big win in South Australia in the fight for equal work rights for labour hire casuals.
In the past two weeks NUW members, delegates and officials have run more than 20 union meetings across Australia, speaking to over 500 workers.
The National Union of Workers is assisting more than 50 Victorian workers who will lose their jobs after the closure of Macmillan Distribution in Derrimut was announced last week.