AMWU wants Visy agreement rejected

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is calling on the Federal Government to reject a five-year, non-union agreement it says Visy is trying to impose on workers at its Tumut paper mill.

The NSW mill, which will double in size in August, provides important jobs for the region — but the AMWU says Visy is trying to lock its workers into a WorkChoices agreement. ?

The AMWU Print Division represents workers at Visy sites around Australia and these unionised sites have a national agreement offering industry-leading wages and conditions.

AMWU officials say they will be in Tumut over the coming weeks to speak with the Visy workers and community members about the importance of fair working conditions at the mill.

Visy Pulp & Paper produces virgin kraft and recycled corrugated paper for the packaging & building industries from its seven paper machines in Australia – six 100% recycled machines, located in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and its new plantation pine kraft pulp and paper mill at Tumut.

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