Membership of our union means you are part of a strong, active and supportive network for workers.
We stand together to get a better deal at work, and we stand up in the community for a fair Australian society for all.
You can JOIN ONLINE now, in just 3 minutes.
See the 2017 membership dues here.
Still thinking? Here's 10 Great Reasons to Join
1. You earn more money and have better conditions as a union member
Did you know that union members earn between 15-25% more than non union workers? We work together with you at work to get a fair deal.
2. Your workplace is safer
Statistics support that you're less likely to suffer from injury working in a union workplace. We can also help you out if you get injured at work and need access to support.
3. You know your rights
AMWU members are always ahead of the game because they know their rights - the union makes sure that members know what they are entitled to at work, and we help to make sure things are fair.
4. You'll never stand alone
AMWU members work in a range of industries, in cities and towns across the country - from Darwin to Hobart, the Pilbara to Geelong. We work in factories, in the offshore, in food processing, and in printing and graphic design. We're mechanics and boilermakers, supervisors and technicians. Together, we stand up for a fair go at work and in our community, so you're never alone at work.
5. Access to free, confidential advice and legal help
The AMWU stands up for what matters to you in your working life. That's why we have professional legal officers in all our branches who can help you when you need it.
6. There's support for you and your family
The union provides a confidential counseling and support line for members and their families - because we know that sometimes you need a little help with what's going on at home or at work.
7. Journey Accident Insurance - Free with membership
Your union membership gives you free coverage in case you're hurt or injured whilst travelling to and from work.
8. An Emergency Transport Benefit and Funeral Benefits - Free with membership
Your union membership gives you Emergency Transport Benefits and Funeral Benefits, just in case the worst happens.
9. Training and Recognition of Your Skills
We work to help you get access to the training you need to progress your career, and ensure that you get proper recognition of you skills - especially important in today's changing work environment and technological age.
10. You get it back in tax
Your union fees offer great value, and they're also tax deductible.