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Your Union for Poultry Workers

We prepare chicken products for consumption.

We are the people who work in chicken processing facilities across the country. Our work is very demanding and can be dangerous. Together we have won significant advancements for poultry workers, including union inductions and training, and a full time paid union delegate at a major site. We continue to organise for better pay and secure jobs so that poultry workers can live a decent life and plan for their futures. We are a diverse group of workers from many walks of life, and we stick up for each other on site to make sure everyone is treated with respect. 

United Workers Union is our union for poultry workers and food manufacturing in Australia.

UWU represents over 150,000 workers from all walks of life across Australia.  Throughout our history, we’ve shown when working people come together, we win.

We fight hard for jobs you can count on, decent pay and conditions, and respect at work. Your union is here to help you, we provide a range of quality services, benefits and representation when you need it.  



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Does something need to change in your workplace? Step up and become a delegate.

Stand up, Speak out.

A union delegate is another union member just like you. They have a job to do every day, and they answer to the same management that you do. The key difference is that a union delegate has training, tools and protections to help you and other members solve problems at work!

A brighter Future for women

AustralianSuper is hosting a webinar during March to coincide with International Women’s Day.

The webinar is called A brighter future for women, and will cover:

This webinar will run for 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for dedicated Q&A with an AustralianSuper Education Manager.

There are 4 March sessions available, which anyone is welcome to attend:


Please visit AustralianSuper’s education and webinars page and click – Register now. You’ll be taken to a Zoom page to complete your details, or click the button below:

Sponsored by AustralianSuper Pty Ltd, ABN 94 006 457 987, AFSL 233788, Trustee of AustralianSuper ABN 65 714 394 898.

Join the union for poultry workers

Standing together, we can change our workplaces.

Better Pay and Conditions

Union members stand together for better pay and conditions, respect, and job security.

Australian workers who are union members earn on average $250 more every week.

Back up and Support at Work

When you face poor treatment – like unfair dismissal, safety issues or harassment at work it’s important to be union.

At worksites across the country UWU Delegates, leaders and Health and Safety Reps have your back.

Training, Community & Information

Members have access to exclusive training and development designed to support you at work.

Being union also gives you access to a community of workers and expert information when you need it.

Join a Movement that Wins

When you’re union, you’re part of a national movement with a long history for standing up for what is right.

If you want a fairer Australia, joining your union is the best way to make a difference.