Australian Unions

Australian Unions exist to build and strengthen our union movement. Australian Unions is a centralized website used by more than 500,000 members across Australia. Australian Unions is the country’s largest union and the union of choice for more than 2.5 million members. The union’s collective strength gives them the power to negotiate better pay and conditions and to fight and win campaigns for members.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reacts during a virtual signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at Parliament House in Canberra, Sunday, November 15, 2020. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined ASEAN leaders virtually for the annual summit on trade and security, hosted by Vietnam. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

The unions represent around 1.6 million industrial, clerical, professional, technical, sales, administrative, and support staff, as well as gardeners, hospitality workers, pharmacy assistants, nurses, security officers, maintenance workers, apprentices, trainees, cadets, drivers, community workers, and casualised employees.

Australian Unions are unions in Australia that represent workers in a particular industry. They represent employees in industries such as construction, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, warehousing, transport, education, clerical, health, and community services. They also represent workers in state government departments. The trade unions of Australia, known colloquially as unions, are organisations independent of the government but act as advocates for workers. They provide services such as negotiating wages, dealing with disputes, and advising members about workplace health and safety. The unions in Australia are organized into various federations, each representing specific trades.

Australian unions are associations of workers from all industries. Workers can join a union or start their union by filling out a form and paying a membership fee. Unions in Australia are regulated by state law; while the federal government can grant them tax-exempt status, it cannot force them to merge. Unions in Australia aren’t required to bargain with employers on behalf of their members, but they do have to comply with all legal requirements concerning unions.

The Australian union movement has had a significant impact on the lives of Australian workers and has been at the forefront of many social reforms. Governments and employers across Australia recognize the importance of trade unions in maintaining strong industrial relations.