Why Join?

I'd hate to see someone come into this industry, not be a part of the union, and be injured because of it.

Mick Dobie, Lodge Secretary at Costain, talks about the benefits of belonging to the union.

Union members get better pay and conditions than non members. By using their collective bargaining power they win a better deal.

There is not a single employment benefit in the Australian mining industry –  annual leave, sick leave, long service leave, superannuation - that was granted freely by the employers. All the benefits which have been won were achieved in the face of trenchant opposition.

Your best protection at the workplace comes from belonging to the Union. It is against the law for your employer to prevent you from joining the Union.

As a member of our Union you can access the assistance of full time Officials, specialist professional legal and industrial staff. You also have the opportunity to network with other unionists in the industry. Be part of a collective that secures your rights and continues a long and proud history of better and safer workplaces.

Fill in the form here and a representative will contact you.


Do you work in the Construction Industry? Fill in the form on the Construction Division's website.