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This page is used by the Union to inform members and the public on matters of importance and as required by applicable legislation.

The United Workers Union came into operation from 11 November 2019 (the amalgamation day) as a result of the successful amalgamation between the National Union of Workers and United Voice. Accordingly some of the information on this page includes reporting or disclosures of the amalgamating unions that commenced prior to the amalgamation day but it is necessary to continue to publish after the amalgamation day.

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Public Notices - United Workers Union

Important Policies & Notices

Click here to view the United Workers Union fee increase notice

Click here to read Interim Orders from the South Australian Employment Tribunal, posted in accordance with these orders.

Reports & Disclosures
Administrative Regulations

Rule 66 of the UWU rules allow the Union’s Member Council or the National Executive to make administrative regulations for the administration of the Union and that when made or amended that they be placed on the Union website.

Copies of administrative regulations are available to view below.

Notices to Members

The National Convention of the UWU comprises delegates elected by the Union’s industrial membership who reside in electorates which are determined by the organisations rules and the Union’s Member Council.

The number of Convention delegates is determined by amongst other things, the grouping together of electoral divisions of the House of Representatives under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) in a manner that ensures each electorate has at least 2,500 industrial members residing in it.

The formation of the UWU on 11 November 2019 provides that the Inaugural National Convention is comprised of delegates who are identified under transitional rules. The names of the Inaugural National Convention delegates appear at Rule 20 of Schedule 5 of the Union’s rules.

Rule 9(j) requires that the electorates of the Union along with the Commonwealth Electorates that comprise each electorate be made available on the Unions website. You can view a copy of the inaugural electorates as of 11 November 2019 here.

United Workers Union National Convention Electorates (PDF)

On 5 May 2020 the UWU lodged a notice of particulars of a rule alteration with the Fair Work Commission. The alteration is intended to alter the eligibility rules of the Union to cover employees of the Adelaide Remand Centre. You can download a copy of the particulars here

The application refers to an Annexure B which is a copy fo the current rules of the UWU. This annexure is not included in the download. You can access the current rules by clicking the link on our about us webpage

Rule Alteration (PDF)

Rule Alteration – Inaugural Convention

On 6 April 2021 the UWU lodged a notice of particulars of a rule alteration with the Fair Work Commission. The alteration is intended to alter the rules to provide that the Inaugural Convention of the Union be held no later than 31 December 2021. The current rule requires the Inaugural Convention to be held by no later than 30 June 2021.

The alteration is intended to ensure compliance with the rules at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic make the holding of the Convention impossible.

You can download a copy of the notice and supporting attachments below.

Notice of Particulars (PDF)

Annexure 1 to Declaration (PDF)

Form F1 – Notice of Particulars(PDF)

 

Rule Alteration – 4 August 2021 

On 4 August 2021 the UWU lodged a notice of particulars of a rule alteration with the Fair Work Commission. The alteration is intended to alter the eligibility rules of the Union to cover employees engaged in cleaning, security and food preparation who are employed at hospitals in the Australian Capital Territory that are presently employed by private sector operators but may in the future be employed directly by the Territory Government. You can download a copy of the particulars below.

The application refers to an Attachment A which is a copy of the current rules of the UWU. This attachment is not included in the download. You can access the current rules by clicking the link on the Fair Work Commission website.

 

Rule Alteration – Quadrennial Elections

On 16 September 2021 the UWU lodged a notice of particulars of a rule alteration with the Fair Work Commission. The alteration is intended to alter the rules to provide that the date on which the number of delegates to the UWU Convention and the composition of the UWU Member Council are determined for election be altered from 31 January in the year of an election to 15 December in the year immediately prior to the conduct of an election.

You can download a copy of the notice and supporting attachments below:

Notice of Particulars of Rule Alterations [PDF}

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Public Notices – NATIONAL UNION OF WORKERS

Below are reports or disclosures made available by the NUW prior to amalgamation day.

Annual Financial Reports

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) of the National Union of Workers – National Office for the period 1 July 2019 to 10 November 2019 by means of an out of session determination on 5 August 2020.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The above report includes the General branch of the National Union of Workers

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first and second meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) on 23 December 2019.
The AFR was posted on our website and filed with the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) on 8 January 2020
In correspondence and subsequent discussions with ROC a number of errors were identified in the AFR. Of the errors only one was of substance and concerned an incorrect identification of the value of the property located at Granville.
The National Executive of the UWU considered a corrected AFR at its meeting on 22 May 2020.
A copy of the corrected report can be downloaded here.

The Branch Committee of Management of the National Union of Workers, New South Wales branch (being a State registered organisation) approved the annual financial report (AFR) of the entity for the year ending 30 June 2019 on 22 May 2020.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) of the National Union of Workers – Victorian branch for the period 1 July 2019 to 10 November 2019 by means of an out of session determination on 12 August 2020.

The two documents can be downloaded here:

1. Audit Report 10 November 2019.pdf

2. Signed Audited Financials NUW Victorian Branch 10 November 2019.pdf

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) of the National Union of Workers – New South Wales branch for the period 1 July 2019 to 10 November 2019 by means of an out of session determination on 11 September 2020.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Officer and Related Party Disclosure Statements
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Public Notices – United Voice

Below are reports or disclosures made available by United Voice prior to amalgamation day.

Annual Financial Reports

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) on 22 May 2020.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

 

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) by means of an out of session determination on 28 May 2020.A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) on 22 May 2020.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) on 22 May 2020.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The National Executive of the UWU acting as the first meeting for the purposes of s266 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 approved the annual financial report (AFR) on 22 May 2020.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Officer and Related Party Disclosure Statements

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