Dave Oliver - an advocate without equal for working people
Dave Oliver has devoted his working life to working people. The AWU pays tribute to him as he announces his retirement as Secretary of the ACTU.
When industries have failed or employers have behaved without scruple, Dave Oliver has been in their corner, fighting vigorously and getting results. Dave has also been a skilled political campaigner, consistently putting the voice Australian trade unions near the top of the political agenda.
The AWU is especially proud of the work it did with Dave Oliver when he led the AMWU. The Manufacturing Alliance, entered into by our two unions, created a clear and robust voice for people employed in the manufacturing industry across the country.
We wish Dave Oliver the very best for future endeavours.