ABS: Engineering Going Gangbusters

Figures released yesterday show the amount of engineering construction work done in Australia has grown by a massive 21.2 per cent over the past 12 months. Despite the strong growth economic commentators said the results were actually weaker than expected and hopes that engineering will get Australia through a tougher global economic environment will have…

Warming up in Queensland

Engineers in the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) ramp up the campaign for improved recognition in their new enterprise agreement. Chronic understaffing combined with the massive job of post flood reconstruction, means that pressure on the DTMR is mounting to reach agreement. APESMA is calling for improved pay and conditions to meet…

Getting Things Moving at VicRoads

APESMA members at VicRoads have begun their 2011 Enterprise Bargaining Campaign.   Members and non-members alike will have seen APESMA organizers and delegates in their workplace talking to staff to find out what issues most deeply affect VicRoads professionals.   A web-based survey has also gone out to members so that accurate information can be…

International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists

APESMA National Secretary Robyn Porter and Branch Director Sue Fenwick recently attended the 15th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists. The conference of Women Engineers and Scientists., Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability took place in Adelaide 19-22 July. The organising committee set out to explore outstanding practices and initiatives to attract, develop and retain women to…