Cameron, 11 months, Angie, AMWU state secretaryRohan Webb, Sami, 3, Henry, and Harry Kummerfeld, 3, at the AMWU community hub day. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Cameron, 11 months, Angie, AMWU state secretaryRohan Webb, Sami, 3, Henry, and Harry Kummerfeld, 3, at the AMWU community hub day. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA151115AMWU

Hub to drive more support for community groups

THE Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union has established a nation-wide initiative in Gladstone, with its community hub.

AMWU members from Gladstone have raised tens of thousands of dollars for community groups such as the Tannum Sands nippers, Gladstone Men's Shed and Wallabies Junior Football Club.

The Community Hub will have an active union of members and their families doing work to give back to the Gladstone region by driving more support for community groups.

Gladstone worker Khan Goodluck said he was keen to be part of the initiative.

"Workers here want to give back and support the community that we are all paAt of," Mr Goodluck said.

"I believe that workers have a role to play beyond the workshop gate. I am

excited to be part of such a positive initiative," he said.

Up to 100 people gathered at a Gladstone Marina yesterday at the launch.