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United Workers Union

ABOUT UNITED WORKERS’ UNION

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.

The Role

This position is located within UWU’s Logistics team, which is responsible for organising workers in warehouses and distribution centres throughout Australia. Our team has a strong commitment to empowering workers to take action to win permanent improvements in wages and conditions across the industry.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build active and sustainable organising structures that contribute to achieving the Objects of the Union.
  • Build power and shift workers to take action.
  • Undertake collective agreement negotiations.
  • 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.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

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.
  • An ability to develop members, including motivating and educating others.
  • An ability to participate in the union’s political and social justice agenda.
  • An ability to plan and organise a large workload and achieve outcomes.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills.

Candidates with experience in union or related organising and campaigning will be highly regarded.

An ability to speak a language other than English will also 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

REMUNERATION

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

To submit your application click Apply Now.

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

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