Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union

 

JOIN US
image
Get Active

Get Active

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.

Share on

News

Jan 25, 2019

2019 Delegates' Forums

Each year across the country the AMWU holds forums for its Delegates. This year, the...


Jan 24, 2019

Life hacks for getting back to work in 2019

It’s now three weeks into January and your new year resolution to drink less, go...


Jan 21, 2019

NATIONAL PROCUREMENT POLICY A HARD-FOUGHT WIN FOR LOCAL MANUFACTURING JOBS

21 January 2019 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has welcomed the announcement that, if elected,...

Happening now