Policy and Advocacy


Apart from representing our members in the workplace and assisting them with any industrial issues they might face, our union also does policy work on behalf of our members to help protect their jobs and to help the industries that employ our members prosper.  We believe that if the industries that employ our members are prosperous then our members will be in a stronger bargaining position and be able to get better outcomes in the workplace.

Some of our policy work has covered the following areas:

  • Award Modernisation
  • Parental Leave
  • Minimum Wage
  • Combatting illegal work practices in Australia
  • Gas Retention
  • Anti Dumping
  • Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Guest Worker Scheme
  • Innovation
  • Foreign Investment
  • Taxation
  • Coastal Shipping
  • Australian Labor Party
  • Australian Industry Participation
  • Clean Energy
  • Fly In Fly Out Work
  • Steel Industry Transformation