Union Organiser (NSW)


UNION: Manufacturing Division of CFMEU

The Union is seeking a new organiser to join our high energy, passionate, progressive organising team in New South Wales.

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 and wood processing and forestry.

Job Description

  • Organise new members into the union
  • Develop, educate and support workplace delegates and activists
  • Assist members and delegates in the handling of workplace issues, negotiation of enterprise agreements, winning improved pay and conditions and improving safety
  • Represent members in negotiations with management over workplace issues
  • Develop and implement worker campaigns at a workplace, sector and industry level
  • Audit company supply chains for compliance
  • Prepare correspondence, reports, campaign and IR case material
  • Represent members in relevant tribunals


Desirable Experience

  • Organising in a union or community context
  • Passion for the union movement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated recruitment, organising and negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience working with migrant and non-English speaking background communities
  • Experience in activists campaigns
  • Ability to both work independently and as part of a team
  • Capacity to work irregular working hours
  • Capacity to speak a community language will be highly regarded

Applicants must be residents who are eligible to work in Australia, must have a full driver’s licence and a capacity to obtain a Right of Entry Permit.

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

Applications close 12 January 2018 and should be addressed to Penny Gilmour at pgilmour@cfmeu.org

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CFMEU- Manufacturing Division

Closing Date

Friday, January 12, 2018

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Contact Name

Penny Gilmour

Contact Email

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