Being an AWU member is more than just about the direct benefits that you can expect to recieve. It’s about being part of a movement for change. A movement that stands for a fair go for working people. Being a union member is about standing shoulder to shoulder with your workmates and making sure that everyone gets better wages and better conditions.
The best wages and conditions are won in workplaces where union membership numbers are high. Because you are always in a stronger bargaining position if you stand together and negotiate as a group.
It pays to be an AWU member – union members get between 15% – 20% more pay than those not in a union …. and that’s the official view of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.