There are lots of good reasons to join the AMWU - and our members know those reasons best.
"When it came time for a new agreement with our boss, we didn't want to lose any conditions because of the new IR laws.
Then the company said we had to sign individual contracts, and we were worried about what this would mean.
We went to the union and they agreed to help us. We weren't union members before and some people were scared the boss would find out, but our union organiser made sure we were all right.
If we didn't have the support of the union, then we wouldn't have the same ability to negotiate.
An agreement negotiated by the AMWU will make sure everyone gets fair treatment and family friendly working conditions - and that's what we all want."
- Lily Yin, Cochlear employee
If you're working for a company that doesn't currently have union representation, we can help.
The AMWU has a dedicated team of professionals who can help you and your workmates begin talking to your employer about getting a union collective agreement. AMWU agreements can improve your pay, and protect your conditions and workplace safety.
Our new member organising team is experienced and professional - and it's illegal for an employer to sack you for being a member of the union - so you don't have to worry.Call the AMWU HelpDesk today on 1300 732 698.