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.