Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


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Get more active by becoming a delegate today

Delegates are the lifeblood of our union. Delegates work with members and organisers to stand up for their workmates and strive for fairer conditions.

What is a delegate?

A delegate is a union activist that organises their local workplace. Delegates play a vital role in making sure that all union members have a voice in their workplace everyday. Often there a multiple delegates in one workplace that work together as a team.

What do delegates do?

Delegates can play a number of different roles in their workplace including:

  • Providing support and advice on workplace issues
  • Organising and activating members around issues important to them
  • Representing members’ interests to the company
  • Driving the local agreement negotiation process
  • Holding workplace meetings with members
  • Communicating with members and acting as their point of contact
  • Asking employees to join the union
  • Keeping union noticeboards up to date
  • Liaising with the local organiser

Will I get training if I become a delegate?

Yes. Delegates get access to professional training from our national education team. AMWU delegate training provides you with skills in negotiation, organising and activism that will last you a lifetime. There are different courses for all experience levels, so you will be given the tools you need to be a great delegate.

How do I become a delegate?

If you are a leader in your workplace and you want to stand up for your workmates, volunteer to become a delegate. Some workplaces hold ballots to elect their delegates, so feel free to ask your organiser about the process for becoming a delegate at your workplace.

Contact your organiser or the AMWU office on 07 3236 2550 to stand up and become a delegate today.

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