Branch Organiser - AWU TASMANIA 20170720

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) is the nation’s oldest and largest blue-collar trade union representing over 100,000 working men and women and their families.

 The AWU Tasmanian Branch is currently seeking to employ a permanent full time Organiser to assist members in gaining and exercising power in their workplaces, industry and communities.

 The role is responsible for working in a team environment to:

  • Identify strategic growth targets within allocated workplaces and industry sectors.
  • Develop and implement workplace plans to grow union membership, strength, and activism.
  • Coordinate the negotiation of enterprise agreements to ensure improved wages and conditions for members.
  • Working with delegates, activists, and other AWU officials & organisers to implement industry and union-wide campaigns.
  • Work with OHS delegates to ensure all workplaces are safe.
  • Assist members with grievances and enquires.
  • Representing the AWU and members at the Fair Work Commission.

Key Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role you must have the following:

  • A strong relevant employment history with a least 5 years’ experience in the Industrial Relations field or union movement, including previous experience as a delegate or workplace activist.
  • Commitment to Union values and principles.
  • Good knowledge of Union operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in campaigning and collective bargaining.
  • Good knowledge of the Australian Industrial Relations system.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • Demonstrated dispute resolution and grievance handling skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • Current driver's licence.
  • Computer literate and ability to utilise relevant technology tools.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated relevant Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, or Union experience is desirable.

A detailed Position Description is available on request.


A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated.


Applications must include a cover letter and resume and be submitted by post or email to:

Ian Wakefield

Branch Secretary

AWU Tasmania Branch

PO Box 129

North Hobart


For more information, please contact Ian Wakefield on 03 62346744 or alternatively admin@awutas.org.au

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The Australian Workers' Union

Closing Date

Friday, August 18, 2017

Closing Time

05:00 PM


6 Lefroy St
North Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Contact Name

Ian Wakefield

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(03) 6234 6744

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