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Why Join A Union?

Union members are in a stronger position to secure higher pay and conditions through collective bargaining. The more workers that are in a union, the better chance they have of getting a good deal.

Employees that are under a union collective agreement earn on average $100 a week more than other employees. Union members also get better sick leave and holiday leave entitlements and are more likely to receive long service leave and paid maternity leave.

Union members are better trained, have better working conditions, work fewer hours and have more job security.

The number one priority of unions is to ensure the safety of their members at work. Evidence shows that union representation makes a difference. Having union members in the workplace increases Health and Safety awareness by up to 70%.

To join your union, please click here.

If you would like more information on Australian Unions, please click here.

List of Affiliated Trade Unions

  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU)
  • Australian Services Union (Social and Community Services) (ASU (SACS))
  • Australian Workers Union (AWU)
  • Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) (Postal & Telecommunications Division)
  • Communication, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) (Telecommunications & Services Division)
  • Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)
  • Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU)
  • Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA)
  • Transport Workers Union (TWU)
  • United Services Union (USU)
  • United Voice

All applicants who are financial members of a union that is affiliated to the ALP are entitled to a membership fee discount. 

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