Organiser – Northern Tasmania Region

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 Tasmania Branch is currently seeking to employ a full time Union Organiser for the Northern region area.

In this role you will:

  • Visit member work sites in the region
  • Recruit new members
  • Assist members with grievances and enquires
  • Participate in workplace campaigns
  • Represent the Union and its members at the Fair Work Commission
  • Work with OHS delegates to ensure all workplaces are safe
  • Assist in the Growth of the Union by increasing membership density and activism
  • Negotiate with employers to improve wages and conditions for members including the preparation of enterprise agreements

Key Selection Criteria:

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

  • 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 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
P O Box 129
North Hobart  TAS  7002

Via Email: admin@awutas.org.au


For more information, please contact Ian Wakefield on (03) 6234 6744 or alternatively admin@awutas.org.au

Applications close by 5th June 2015

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AWU - Tasmania Branch

Closing Date

Friday, June 05, 2015

Closing Time

05:00 PM


6 Lefroy St
North Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Contact Name

Ian Wakefield

Contact Phone

(03) 6234 6744

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