Union Organiser – CFMEU Manufacturing Division (comprising TCFUA & CFMEU FFPD) 20180221

Union Organiser – CFMEU Manufacturing Division

Applications close: Friday 9 March 2018

The Manufacturing Division is a new division of the CFMEU being formed as a result of the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union (TCFUA) amalgamating with the Forestry Furnishing Pulp & Paper Division of the CFMEU. Our industries include textile, clothing, footwear, pulp, paper and soft furnishing manufacturing, cabinet making, glazing, floor laying, wood processing and timber industry.

Employer           CFMEU Manufacturing Division (currently Textile Clothing & Footwear Union of Australia & CFMEU FFPD)

Work Type/s:    Full Time

Classifications:  Advocacy & Campaigns, Unions & Workers Rights

Sector/s:             Not For Profit (NFP)

Location:         Sydney

Are you our new Organiser?

Our Organiser will

  • recruit new members into the union from textile, clothing, footwear, pulp, paper and soft furnishing manufacturing, cabinet making, glazing, floor laying, wood processing and timber industries
  • identify, develop, educate and support workplace delegates and activists
  • assist members and delegates in resolving workplace issues and negotiating enterprise agreements, together with representing members in relevant tribunals
  • develop and implement worker campaigns at a workplace, sector and industry level
  • audit company supply chains for compliance
  • prepare correspondence, reports, campaign and other material as required
  • be able to work irregular hours as required to organise and service workers in our industries

Does this sound like you? Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:


  • A commitment to the principles of trade union movement and an understanding of contemporary industrial relations
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A current full Driver’s Licence


  • Demonstrated skills in recruiting, organising and negotiating
  • Experience as an Organiser in activist campaigns in a union or community context
  • Experience working with migrant and non-English speaking background communities
  • Capacity to speak a community language will be highly regarded

Interested? Other information you should know

Applicants must be residents who are eligible to work in Australia, and must have eligibility to obtain a Right of Entry Permit.

An attractive remuneration package, commensurate with relevant experience and competence, will be offered to the successful applicant.

How to apply for this job

Applications close Friday 9 March and should be addressed to Penny Gilmour at pgilmour@cfmeu.org.

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CFMEU Manufacturing Division (comprising TCFUA and CFMEU FFPD)

Closing Date

Friday, March 09, 2018

Closing Time

06:00 PM


540 Elizabeth St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Contact Name

Penny Gilmour

Contact Email

Contact Phone

03 9274 9244

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