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Do you WANT workers to be treated fairly and respected?

Does it matter to you when people aren’t treated well?
Would you like to make your workplace safe and improve your wages and conditions?

Help your workmates stay safe & win change:
become a union contact in your workplace

You’ll learn more about health and safety, workplace rights, and how your workplace can win an agreement.
To get involved, phone your organiser or 1300 275 689, or email us at [email protected]

Delegates Rights

A lot of delegates are entitled to paid training leave to attend courses. Check your agreement / award for your training leave entitlements. Phone the United Workers Union member help team on 1300 275 689 if you need assistance with your entitlements.

Interested in becoming a delegate?
Click here to learn more.

Health and Safety Rep Rights

Due to individual OHS legislation, your training rights vary in each state. Contact your Organiser or your state office to advise you on what to do.

CHECK UPCOMING TRAINING DATES & REGISTER NOW:

More training dates coming soon

TRAINING DATES:

*PLEASE NOTE ALL DELEGATE AND HSR TRAINING WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE DURING COVID 19 LOCKDOWN/RESTRICTIONS* 
All Face to Face training will resume following the Health advice of each state and following strict COVID Safe plans to ensure the health and wellbeing of all involved.

Click HERE to Enrol ONLINE for any of our 2021 Delegates Training.
The link will ask you for the State, Course and Date you prefer as well as your member details.

 

Building Power and Unity – Stage 1 Delegates Course (2, 3 and 4 day course)

The two-day Building Power course will discuss what it means to be union and the role of our delegate and leaders in building power and winning for members. On this course delegates will also learn about their rights at work, understanding mapping and practising communication skills that build both power and unity.

The three- and four-day course will focus on all of the above and will include a workplace project. It will also include sessions on representing members and issue resolution and how to get members active on site. It will also include more advanced communication skills and mapping skills that will teach delegates how to build strong and inclusive workplaces and how to identify new delegates and leaders.

Upcoming Training Dates
  • 06 & 07 October 2021 (ZOOM)
  • 14 & 15 October 2021 (ZOOM)
  • 03 & 04 November 2021 (ZOOM)

Representation and Rights

“Representation and Rights” is a course for delegates /leaders, potential activists and rank and file members of the United Workers Union.
This content is also covered in the Building Power and Unity 3 and 4 day course.

What will the course teach delegates to do?
The purpose is to build sustainable sites where delegates and leaders can deal with disciplinary and grievances. Sessions will include identifying individual and collective issues and rights to representation and fair process and how to represent workers, gain support and win on the ground.

Who can attend:
This course is open for all UWU delegates and leaders and any UWU member/activist. Its best for delegates who have a lot of disciplinary and grievance issues and who want to learn about how to use issues to organise, fight and win.

Prerequisites: Attended two-day Building Power course (or any previous foundational UWU course)

Upcoming training dates:
  • More dates to be advised

Getting Started in Safety – Injury/Return to Work

A one day “Injury and Return to Work course” as part of a series of Getting Started in Safety modules.

What will the course cover?
The purpose is to build sustainable sites where delegates and leaders can deal with local issues around injury and return to work. This course will cover both rights of injured workers, representation, how to organise around safety.

Who can attend:
This course is open for all UWU delegates and leaders and any UWU member/activist. Its best for delegates who have a lot of injury related grievances and representations and who want to learn about how to use issues to organise, fight and win

Prerequisites: must have attended the two-day Building Power course

Upcoming training dates:
  • 20 October 2021 (Glebe)

Health and Safety Courses (Approved by Regulator)

 NSW     Training

Elected HSRs have significant rights and powers. They have paid time to speak with workers and investigate risks, and once they have completed initial training, they have the power to issue and improvement notice or a cease work order that an employer must comply with.

Our HSR courses are approved by the regulator and elected HSRs have the right to attend that training on paid time, and the employer must pay for the course costs.

Who can attend:
Initial 5 day training – Any HSR can attend this course once during their three year term as HSR (after re-election a HSR has the right to attend the five day course again.)

1 Day HSR Refresher – Any elected HSR can attend once per year, starting 12 months after completing the initial course.

Prerequisites: Being an elected HSR (not appointed by the employer)

Cost [paid by your employer]:

(Initial) UWU member or other affiliated union $915
Non Member $1800

(Refresher) UWU member or other affiliated union $300
Non members $600

Upcoming training dates:

Health and Safety Initial Training Courses (Parramatta – 5 Day)

 

Health and Safety Refresher Training Courses (Parramatta – 1 Day)

More training dates coming soon

TRAINING DATES:

Click HERE to Enrol ONLINE for any of our 2021 Delegates Training.
The link will ask you for the State, Course and Date you prefer as well as your member details.

 

Building Power and Unity – Stage 1 Delegates Course (2, 3 and 4 day course)

The two-day Building Power course will discuss what it means to be union and the role of our delegate and leaders in building power and winning for members. On this course delegates will also learn about their rights at work, understanding mapping and practising communication skills that build both power and unity.

The three- and four-day course will focus on all of the above and will include a workplace project. It will also include sessions on representing members and issue resolution and how to get members active on site. It will also include more advanced communication skills and mapping skills that will teach delegates how to build strong and inclusive workplaces and how to identify new delegates and leaders.

Upcoming Training Dates
  • 27 & 28 October 2021 (Toowoomba)
  • 03, 04 November & 17, 18 November 2021 (Brisbane)

TRAINING DATES:

Click HERE to Enrol ONLINE for any of our 2021 Delegates Training.
The link will ask you for the State, Course and Date you prefer as well as your member details.

 

Building Power and Unity – Stage 1 Delegates Course (2, 3 and 4 day course)

The two-day Building Power course will discuss what it means to be union and the role of our delegate and leaders in building power and winning for members. On this course delegates will also learn about their rights at work, understanding mapping and practising communication skills that build both power and unity.

The three- and four-day course will focus on all of the above and will include a workplace project. It will also include sessions on representing members and issue resolution and how to get members active on site. It will also include more advanced communication skills and mapping skills that will teach delegates how to build strong and inclusive workplaces and how to identify new delegates and leaders.

Upcoming Training Dates
  • 12, 13 October 2021
  • 09, 10 & 23 November 2021

TRAINING DATES:

Click HERE to Enrol ONLINE for any of our 2021 Delegates Training.
The link will ask you for the State, Course and Date you prefer as well as your member details.

 

Building Power and Unity – Stage 1 Delegates Course (2, 3 and 4 day course)

The two-day Building Power course will discuss what it means to be union and the role of our delegate and leaders in building power and winning for members. On this course delegates will also learn about their rights at work, understanding mapping and practising communication skills that build both power and unity.

The three- and four-day course will focus on all of the above and will include a workplace project. It will also include sessions on representing members and issue resolution and how to get members active on site. It will also include more advanced communication skills and mapping skills that will teach delegates how to build strong and inclusive workplaces and how to identify new delegates and leaders.

Upcoming training dates:
  • 28 & 29 October 2021

Health and Safety Courses (Approved by Regulator)

Elected HSRs have significant rights and powers. They have paid time to speak with workers and investigate risks, and once they have completed initial training, they have the power to issue and improvement notice or a cease work order that an employer must comply with.

Our HSR courses are approved by the regulator and elected HSRs have the right to attend that training on paid time, and the employer must pay for the course costs.

Who can attend:
Initial 5 day training – Any HSR can attend this course once during their three year term as HSR (after re-election a HSR has the right to attend the five day course again.)

1 Day HSR Refresher – Any elected HSR can attend once per year, starting 12 months after completing the initial course.

Prerequisites:
Being an elected HSR (not appointed by the employer)

Cost [paid by your employer]:

(Initial) UWU member or other affiliated union $915
Non Member $1800

(Refresher) UWU member or other affiliated union $300
Non members $600

Upcoming training dates:

Health and Safety Initial Training Courses (5 Day)

Health and Safety Refresher Training Courses (1 Day)

TRAINING DATES:

*PLEASE NOTE ALL DELEGATE AND HSR TRAINING WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE DURING COVID 19 LOCKDOWN/RESTRICTIONS* 
All Face to Face training will resume following the Health advice of each state and following strict COVID Safe plans to ensure the health and wellbeing of all involved.

Click HERE to Enrol ONLINE for any of our 2021 Delegates Training.
The link will ask you for the State, Course and Date you prefer as well as your member details.

Building Power and Unity – Stage 1 Delegates Course (2, 3 and 4 day course)

The two-day Building Power course will discuss what it means to be union and the role of our delegate and leaders in building power and winning for members. On this course delegates will also learn about their rights at work, understanding mapping and practising communication skills that build both power and unity.

The three- and four-day course will focus on all of the above and will include a workplace project. It will also include sessions on representing members and issue resolution and how to get members active on site. It will also include more advanced communication skills and mapping skills that will teach delegates how to build strong and inclusive workplaces and how to identify new delegates and leaders.

 
Upcoming Training Dates
  • 05, 06 & 21, 22 October 2021 (Docklands)
  • 10, 11 & 25 November 2021 (Docklands)
 

Health and Safety Courses (Approved by Regulator)

Elected HSRs have significant rights and powers. They have paid time to speak with workers and investigate risks, and once they have completed initial training, they have the power to issue and improvement notice or a cease work order that an employer must comply with.

Our HSR courses are approved by the regulator and elected HSRs have the right to attend that training on paid time, and the employer must pay for the course costs.

Who can attend:
Initial 5 day training – Any HSR can attend this course once during their three year term as HSR (after re-election a HSR has the right to attend the five day course again.)

1 Day HSR Refresher – Any elected HSR can attend once per year, starting 12 months after completing the initial course.

Prerequisites:
Being an elected HSR (not appointed by the employer)

Cost [paid by your employer]:

(Initial) UWU member or other affiliated union $915
Non Member $1800

(Refresher) UWU member or other affiliated union $300
Non members $600

Upcoming Training Dates

Health and Safety Initial Training Courses (5 Day)

Health and Safety Refresher Training Courses (1 Day)

TRAINING DATES:

Click HERE to Enrol ONLINE for any of our 2021 Delegates Training.
The link will ask you for the State, Course and Date you prefer as well as your member details.

 

Building Power and Unity – Stage 1 Delegates Course (2, 3 and 4 day course)

The two-day Building Power course will discuss what it means to be union and the role of our delegate and leaders in building power and winning for members. On this course delegates will also learn about their rights at work, understanding mapping and practising communication skills that build both power and unity.

The three- and four-day course will focus on all of the above and will include a workplace project. It will also include sessions on representing members and issue resolution and how to get members active on site. It will also include more advanced communication skills and mapping skills that will teach delegates how to build strong and inclusive workplaces and how to identify new delegates and leaders.

Upcoming Training Dates

 

  • 26, 27 October & 17, 18 November 2021 (Perth)

Need to contact the Training Department?

Click HERE to send an email or phone [03] 9287 1739