The Structure of The Australian Workers’ Union
The AWU is made up of approximately 75,000 working Australians who elect the officials of the AWU. All members of the AWU are part of the seven Branches which make constitute the AWU.
Every four years AWU members elect the officials of the Branches and the officials of the AWU Nationally – this includes the Branch Secretary, the Branch President, the Branch Assistant Secretary, Organisers and other positions.
The same happens nationally with all members electing the National Secretary, National Assistant Secretary and National President every four years.
Also elected at the same time is the National Executive and the Branch Executives which act as the Board of Directors for the union.