Join over 150,000 workers standing together for a fairer future.
☑ Collective bargaining results in better pay and conditions for members.
☑ Our industrial specialists and lawyers give you back up and support at work.
☑ Members get access to training, information and a community of workers fighting for change.
☑ Membership is 100% tax-deductible.
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There are so many reasons you’re better off as a member of your union.
“The more we stand together, the more we fight together, the more we win”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Unions were started for workers, by workers to give them a stronger voice at work and in the community. Unions collectively bargain for better pay and conditions, provide representation at work, and engage in community and political campaigns that impact members’ lives. Joining the union is joining a collective, standing together for a better future.
Every worker in Australia is covered by a specific union. United Workers Union covers over 1 in 4 Australian workers, so there’s a good chance we cover you. You can check if you’re covered by heading here or calling our membership services team on (02) 8204 3001.
No. The Fair Work Act 2009 states that in Australia, everyone has the right to be a member of a union. Your employer cannot discriminate against you or prevent you from being a member, or from seeking help from your organiser or local union office.
Union membership fees change slightly based on where you work and what you’re paid – most membership fees are $13.25 a week. The join form will display the right fee grade once you enter your occupation information, before you submit your details.
Yes, union membership is 100% tax deductible!
When joining online you can select to pay either by credit/debit card, or via direct debit.
You can also select your payment frequency: weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, so you can align it with your pay cycle.
Unions are run to benefit their members, not for profit. Membership fees are used to provide services and advocate on behalf of members.