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Organiser - South Australia

United Workers Union

The United Workers Union is seeking a highly motivated Organiser in the South Australia.

This position is offered as a 12 month fixed term contact.

Candidates with experience in union or related organising and campaigning; and/or experience working with south pacific island communities will be highly regarded.


United Workers’ Union is a powerful member-led union whose sole purpose is to serve the collective interests of members in workplaces and communities by winning significant and long-lasting gains.

The Union is driving change by growing union membership, developing leadership amongst our members, encouraging active member participation in the union, building and enforcing standards in our sectors, and campaigning both politically and in the community.

As a union with a proudly diverse membership, we are committed to equity and inclusion; and continuing to build a union that is truly representative of the workers we cover. We strive to ensure that every member’s voice can be heard and create opportunities for participation from members with diverse backgrounds in all activities/functions of the Union. We encourage applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


  • Participate in Seasonal Worker Program on arrival briefings to educate farm workers about their rights and join farm workers to their union across the whole SA region;
  • Support farm workers to collectively organise around their issues, fight back against injustice, and win;
  • Build active and sustainable organising structures that contribute to achieving the Objects of the Union;
  • Create and work to organising plans ensuring membership growth, member leadership and action, and winning industry power;
  • Assess and support the development of delegates and members;
  • Ensure that the Union’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion are upheld and promoted.


An Organiser demonstrates:

  • A passion and drive to improve workers’ lives and achieving the goals of the Union.
  • Good communication, messaging and rapport building skills with a diverse range of workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • An ability to develop members, including motivating and educating others;
  • An ability to participate in the unions political and social justice agenda;
  • An ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes.
  • An ability to travel regularly across the SA region.

Candidates with experience in union and/or working with south pacific island communities will be highly regarded.

To perform this job you will also be required to have or obtain and maintain:

  • A valid driver’s licence; and
  • Right of Entry Permits


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, which will include:

  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience;
  • A motor vehicle or motor vehicle allowance;
  • 16% superannuation
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 25% leave loading

For further information about the role, please email hr@unitedworkers.org.au using the subject line: Organiser - South Australia enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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