Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



Rules, Policies and Elections

Governance statement

The AMWU is a member based organisation and we work hard to make sure that your funds are managed carefully and effectively in your interest.

In addition to matters noted in our annual return, financial statements and rules, the AMWU has a number of policies, procedures and structures to ensure that your membership dues are accounted for in an open and transparent manner. These policies include:

-        Procurement

-        Gift & Hospitality

-        Conflict of Interest

-        Cabcharge

-        Credit Card

-        Petty Cash

If you have any queries regarding governance at the AMWU, please email or call your local branch.

Union Financial Accounts 2015

The AMWU is proud to be an open and transparent union. In accordance with our rules, we publicly issue a statement of our financial accounts each year. This statement is for the year ending 30 September 2015, and has been independently audited. 

You can read / download our full financial reports here:

National Financial Report

National Political Fund Report

New South Wales Financial Report

Victoria Financial Report

Queensland Financial Report

South Australia Financial Report

Western Australia Financial Report

Tasmania Financial Report

Union Elections

In accordance with the Rules of the Union, elections were conducted at the State Conferences held in April/May 2016 and the National Conference in July 2016.  The Declarations from the Australian Electoral Commission follow:


New South Wales



South Australia

Western Australia


The Post Election Report, together with the AMWU response, is available on request by emailing the National Secretary

As a result of vacancies not filled at the above Conferences, on 26 August, 2016, the AMWU wrote to the Fair Work Commission, requesting that elections be conducted to fill the vacancies (AMWU Correspondence). 

In addition, there are further vacancies in a number of areas due to resignations, where the AMWU has requested the Fair Work Commission arrange for elections to be conducted (AMWU Correspondence).

In accordance with the Union’s Rules we have scheduled elections for State Councillors and State Administrative Committee Members in the Vehicle Division.  Accordingly, we have written to the Fair Work Commission, requesting that elections be conducted (AMWU Correspondence).

In accordance with the union's rules we have scheduled elections for regional councils in the printing division. Accordingly we have written to the Fair Work Commission requesting that elections be conducted (AMWU Correspondence)

All elections are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Union’s Rules and the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.


The AMWU and its members are governed by Rules registered with the Fair Work Commission, which are available here: PDF Version

The most recent alterations were to amend Rule 50.28 – Division Governing Bodies in relation to the transitional period for governing bodies in Divisions.

The National Conference held in July, endorsed a further change to the Union’s Rules.  As a consequence, the AMWU has lodged with the Fair Work Commission, an applications to amend the Rule 1J – Name Objects and Constitution in relation to independent contractors (AMWU Correspondence).

The National Conference has also recently endorsed the following Rule changes:

Rule 1A – Name Objects and Constitution in relation to sub-rule (h), amending the Rule to include provision for eligibility rules which are currently contained in the Rules of the Queensland Branch, consistent with s158A of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (AMWU Application – please note that Attachments A – J referred to in the application can be made available on request to

Rule 4 – Part A – Elections and Voting in relation to sub-rule (2)(Da)(v)(III), providing State Council with authority to determine the filling of the position of Assistant State Secretary (Manufacturing Membership) should a vacancy arise (AMWU Corrospondence).

Further information is available to members on request by calling 1300 732 698 or email to

AMWU Privacy Policy

The Union has a privacy policy for the way that we handle the personal information of members.

You can read it here:  AMWU Privacy Policy

Workplace Gender Equality Report 

The AMWU reports to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, on gender equality in the workplace, specifically equal remuneration between women and men and the family and caring responsibilities of women and men are central to achieving gender equality. We have now lodged our report with the Agency for this year. 

The AMWU takes this responsibility very seriously and are striving to not only achieve this in our workplace, but in the workplaces of the members that we represent.

If you are a financial member of the AMWU, and would like a copy of our report for the 2015 - 2016 year, please email or call the AMWU Helpdesk on 1300 732 698.”



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