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 2016

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 2016, 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

As a result of vacancies not filled at the various 2016 State Conferences and subsequent elections held to fill the vacancies, we have written to the Fair Work Commission on requesting that an election be conducted to fill the vacancies not filled at previous elections.  A copy of the FWC’s decision can be found here. The elections have now been conducted and declarations from the Australian Electoral Commission can be found here. A copy of the Post Election Report from the AEC can be found here and here

In addition, there are a number of casual vacancies due to resignations that have not been filled in previous elections.  Accordingly, we have written to the Fair Work Commission requesting an election to be conducted and their Decision can be found here.   A copy of the Election Notice can be found here.

In accordance with the Union’s Rules, there were scheduled elections for State Councillors and State Administrative Committee Members in the Vehicle Division conducted recently.  There were two positions not filled and the Union has requested a further election be conducted to fill those positions – the decision of the Registered Organisations Commission can be found here. Elections have now been conducted and the declarations can be found here.  A copy of the Post Election Report from the Returning Officer can be found here and here

An election is required to be conducted for a casual vacancy on National Council representing the SA, WA and Tasmanian Branches from Manufacturing Membership.  Accordingly, we have written to the Registered Organisations Commission and a copy of their decision can be found here. The election has now been conducted and the declaration can be found here. A copy of the Post Election Report can be found here.

The Union’s Rules also require that we schedule elections for the Retired Members Division every two years.  Accordingly, we have written to the Fair Work Commission request that elections be conducted.  A copy of the decision of the Fair Work Commission can be found here.  A copy of the Election Notice can be found here.

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 reflect the conversion of the vacant WA State President position to an honorary position office and establishment of a new full-time position of WA Assistant State Secretary.

March National Council also considered a number of changes to our Rules, which have been subsequently endorsed by National Conference Delegates.  The Rule changes are: 

  1. a Rule change to correct the inconsistency in numbering in Rule 1C.  Our application to the Fair Work Commission can be found here
  2. a Rule change to abolish the full-time office of NSW Assistant Regional Secretary – Vehicle Division.  Our correspondence to the Fair Work Commission can be found here
  3. a change to our Eligibility Rule to cover aspects of the car rental industry.  Our application to the Fair Work Commission can be found here

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 2016 - 2017 year, please email or call the AMWU Helpdesk on 1300 732 698.”



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