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, the AMWU wrote to the Fair Work Commission on 26 August, 2016, 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).  These elections have now been conducted and the declarations from the Australian Electoral Commission can be found here - a corrected declaration can be found here.  A  copy of the Post-Election Report can be found here. 

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). These elections are now concluded and declarations from the AEC can be found here. A  copy of the Post-Election Report can be found here. 

As a result of there being no nominees for a number in the above two elections we have written to the Fair Work Commission, requesting that elections be conducted to fill those vacancies (AMWU Correspondence). The FWC decision can be found here.

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).  Results have been declared in Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and can be found here.  The declaration for NSW can be found here. A copy of the post election report can also 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 (AMWU Correspondence).  A copy of the decision of the Fair Work Commission 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 were to amend Rule 1A, by inserting provision for eligibility rules which are currently contained in the rules of the Union’s Queensland counterpart, consistent with s158 of the Fair Work Act.

Following a decision of the March National Council, a ballot of National Conference Delegates was conducted to consider converting the vacant WA State President position to an honorary position office and establish a new full-time position of Assistant State Secretary.  The proposed Rule changes were endorsed by National Conference Delegates and as such, application has been made to the Fair Work Commission here.

March National Council also considered a Rule change to correct the inconsistency in numbering in Rule 1C, authorising a ballot of National Conference Delegates.  That ballot received majority support of National Conference Delegates and the application has now been made to the Fair Work Commission 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 2015 - 2016 year, please email or call the AMWU Helpdesk on 1300 732 698.”



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