Australian Workers Union

Management And Union Reach Accord At Alcoa’s Western Australia Operations, Ending Strike

Management And Union Reach Accord At Alcoa’s Western Australia Operations, Ending Strike

A six-week-long strike will soon end at Alcoa’s Western Australia operations thanks to a new contract agreed to by the plants’ management and labor negotiators earlier this week. According to a statement by the Australia Workers’ Union (AWU), work is to resume...

Portland Smelter Workers Offered More Leave

The future of Alcoa’s smelter in Portland, Australia continues to remain uncertain after the firm offered additional annual leave. The smelter has been operating at one-quarter capacity, was damaged last month after a brief loss of power allowed aluminium to solidify along one of the plant’s two potlines. Although the Victorian Government and Alcoa did […]

Workers at Portland Smelter Asked to Take Leave While Potline is Repaired

Workers at Alcoa’s Portland smelter have been asked to take unscheduled leave over the holidays in an effort at reducing costs for the financially-troubled plant. Australian Workers Union Victorian secretary Ben Davis told local media late last week that such a request had been made of its membership so as to help free up the […]