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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.

  • Financial Advice

    Through our partners, you will have access to financial advice.

  • 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

  • November 14, 2022

    AWU members meet Prime Minister to call for gas price relief

    AWU delegates representing workers from a range of energy-dependent industries have gone to Canberra to tell the Federal Government how the nation’s energy crisis is affecting their employers and putting their jobs at risk.

  • AWU to fight for workers through Esso’s decommissioning and transition

    Almost 60 years after the first oil and gas was discovered in Bass Strait the end is nigh – but with Esso Australia well advanced in planning for the decommissioning, dismantling or limited repurposing of its rigs, and for future energy projects, it’s essential that union members play a big part on the process.

  • November 10, 2022

    Silicosis victims call for reform in AWU delegation to Canberra

    The AWU and a delegation of unions, professionals and academics have visited parliament in Canberra in an effort to speed up vital reforms to how the nation deals with workplace silica dust.

  • November 6, 2022

    Vale Ferdinando “Nando” Lelli

    The passing of Ferdinando (Nando) Lelli is a day of great sadness, closing a chapter on one of Illawarra’s greatest labor leaders of modern times. A participant from Italy in Australia’s post war migration program, Nando’s rise from a laboring role in the Shipping Department at Australian Iron and Steel (AIS) to lead the biggest union on the South Coast, the Port Kembla Branch of the Federated Ironworkers Union (FIA), triggered multiple, turbulent transformations, within the branch and its industrial philosophies, particularly with major employers like BHP and the regional labour movement itself.

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