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As a member of the AWU, you have access to a range of valuable services to ensure that you have the best working life.

  • Industrial Help

    If you find yourself in trouble at work, we can provide you with industrial support.

  • Safer Workplaces

    Union members enjoy safer workplaces.

  • Insurance

    Assistance with workers’ compensation claims and access to superior income protection insurance.

  • Legal Advice

    You will gain access to a world-class team of industrial officers.

  • 1182

    Active AWU agreements in Australia

  • 79

    Awards covered by The AWU (out of 144)

  • 350

    Extra dollars union members earn weekly

Union News

  • July 17, 2024

    The early years of the Worker

    The Worker remains firmly embedded in our nation’s history, featuring some of Australia’s greatest writers and leaders, and at the height of its popularity, drove the national debate of a generation.

  • A message from the Acting South Australian Branch Secretary

    I am currently serving as Acting Branch and State Union Secretary whilst Peter Lamps takes a lengthy period of well-deserved leave. I’m enthusiastic that the Worker is back and AWU members can learn more about what’s going on in their union!

  • Tasmanian Industrial Manslaughter laws take key first step in Parliament

    Tasmanian workers are one step closer to being afforded the same protections as their mainland counterparts under new industrial manslaughter laws.

  • Victorian Branch Update: Winter 2024

    The AWU demands justice following the death of Kurt Hourigan, a 37-year-old miner, in Ballarat on March 13th. Hourigan and his colleague, Connor Smith, who was critically injured and is now in a long recovery process, were pinned beneath fallen rocks while working 500 meters underground using the unsafe ‘air legging’ technique.

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