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In our September Report, AMOU President Tim Higgs provides an overview of the discussion points and outcomes from the recent meeting of Executive Council delegates earlier this month. There is a run down of the multiple EA negotiations, disputes and other issues our Industrial Officers have been working on. Terry Schydlo also provides a comprehensive report on a recent AMSA meeting regarding proposed changes to MO 505. View Report....

This month’s report deals with the election timetable for the Eastern Area Secretary Executive Council position, progress in the appointment of new administration and industrial staff, the proceedings of the Nautilus Federation of Australia Operations Committee which is guiding the strategic cooperation between AMOU and AIMPE, the likely shelving of the Coastal Trading legislation due to the political instability of the Liberal/National government and the usual enterprise agreement and dispute progress reports. View report...

The positive attendance and voting at the AGMs held throughout the country at the end of June has been reported as has the settlement of the first enterprise agreement with Landbridge Infrastructure, the Chinese owners and operators of the port of Darwin, progress in negotiations for the three Flinders Ports AMOU EAs and a variety of developments regarding the Victoria International Container Terminal and INPEX Click Here to view report...

The advertisement for an Industrial Officer, recently posted on Workplace Express has gone out to the membership individually and is now on the AMOU website to broaden the pool of expertise to produce the ideal candidate for the job. If you would like to view the full position description Click Here...

We take the next step in our strategic partnership with AIMPE by timetabling the implementation of office-sharing arrangements in Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney. Also the major employer of AMOU members – Svitzer; signals the need for a new and hopefully less adversarial way to communicate with us. Click Here to view the report...

2017-2018 Financial Year results have triggered significant decisions by the AMOU Executive Council to change our accounting advice provider and to move our investments from a portfolio management structure to a diversified indexed fund. Updated AGM details are communicated to members and updates on the myriad enterprise agreement negotiations and settlements are provided to members. Click Here to view the report...

Exciting job opportunities in the government defence sector are discussed along with an update on our Don’t Abandon Australian Shipping campaign, the process involved in trying to achieve our closer cooperation with AIMPE under the Nautilus Federation Australia banner, concerns regarding some of the membership’s perception of AMOU decision-making institutions and some of the tougher decisions your Executive Council has had to make and the state of play with the negotiations to retain the four North...

This Industrial Report deals with the AMOU website facelift, the substantive launch of our new Don’t Abandon Australian Shipping campaign and the accompanying and necessary membership engagement in the campaign, the commencement of renovations to the AMOU Fremantle Office and the demoralising and unnecessary return of the designation Ship’s Master to the Combined current list of eligible skilled occupations. Click Here to view the report...

The fallout from the simultaneous resignation of the Sydney administration and finance staff is discussed in terms of the opportunities presented for a more streamlined structure and operation. Maximisation of the potential benefits to be provided for AMOU deck officers and trainees by the INPEX training fund are also traversed as well reports on the highly successful ship visiting programme run out of the West and the commencement of the landmark enterprise agreement negotiations with the...

The President and Executive Council hereby give notice for the upcoming AMOU 2018 Annual General Meetings for the Wednesday 27 June and Thursday 28 June 2018. For the full agenda and procedures, please download here. Also available for download is the AMOU 2017 Financial Report. Letter to members Financial Report...