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AMWU & Labor Party using photos of uniformed ADF personnel and logos in political campaign - where's the apolitical ADF sticking up for its independence?

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 3.24.11 amThanks to reader Jill for the tip.

AMWU - Australia's security relies on 4 uniforms

According to the ACTU affiliated Australian Manufacturing Workers Union "Australia's security relies on 4 uniforms".  Its material attacking the LNP shows a photo of an Australian Army soldier, RAAF Airman, RAN sailor and a civilian worker next to an AMWU logo.

The AMWU is campaigning against the LNP because it wants the government to employ more civilian workers in defence industries.

Its campaign includes a petition and a request that members promote the following material on social media.

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And that's just the start - here's their booklet cover.

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Which features the AMWU's secretary on the inside cover along with heaps of ADF hardware and people.

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There's a nice placement of the AMWU logo with this RAAF aircraft on the back.

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And the Labor Party itself is even in there backing the AMWU campaign.

 And this is the AMWU's blurb in support of their petition calling on the government to employ more workers - shown here with the photo of ADF uniformed people that appears above the petition at the AMWU website.

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.37.00 amRespect Defence Workers: Cuts Could Kill 

Our uniformed Defence Forces rely on a 'silent army' of civilian workers to support them. 

An 'army' of engineering and technical workers spend every day at work making sure that the equipment used by our armed forces is working, is safe and is ready to go. 

But a lack of planning and investment means that jobs are being shed, and skills are not being replaced. 

Already, we are starting to face a shortage of these vital workers - and those that are left are being stretched thin.

To safeguard national security, Australia needs a civilian workforce capable of designing and maintaining a variety of military equipment.

These skills, knowledge and experience needs to be preserved into the future. 

Join us in calling on the Government to invest in Defence skills and Respect Defence Workers. 

Show your support by:

Signing the petition below. 

And remember to share your support on social media with your friends and help spread the word. 


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