When you join the National Union of Workers, you join the collective strength of tens of thousands of members, nationally, who are unified to fight for decent working conditions, living wages and a fair Australia. Find out about some of the major campaigns that NUW members are running.
FAIR FOOD AUSTRALIA
Food workers are fighting for jobs and respect at work. Together, we can create a fair food industry. An industry that provides decent and secure jobs, an indusrty that provides sustainable and ethical fresh food.Read more
JOBS YOU CAN COUNT ON
Every Worker Deserves Jobs You Can Count On
In industries across Australia the gap between the very richest and the majority of working people is getting wider. More and more people are finding that they need to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet, because their wages have stopped rising and they can no longer rely on secure employment.Read more
SAVE THE VIC MARKET
Certainty for stallholders, traders and businesses. Protect the heritage and history of the of the market. Promote and invest in the working, open-air market.
You can get involved! Everyone is welcome. Joining the NUW as a community member of the #SaveVicMarket campaign means you will be active with other community members to have a stronger voice against those with money and positions of power. This is a community campaign to protect the market; its people and its history!Read more
NUW dairy workers
Workplaces agreements that protect thousands of NUW members are being renegotiated. The Dairy industry is important to all of us. NUW members live and work in the communities that produce our milk, powder, yoghurt and cheese and they will continue to organise for secure jobs in our regions, which support strong communities that put people first.Read more
End the black economy
What's happening on farms?
Workers are being exploited. Farm workers face wage theft, cash in hand as low as $8 an hour, piece rates significantly lower than the minimum wage and no superannuation. Workers are forced to pay dodgy contractors or their sidekicks exorbitant rent for unregulated accommodation. People are stuck in casual, insecure jobs sometimes for years. Harassment, bullying and sexual assault are all too common. We have a crisis on our hands.Read more
Know your rights - advice on workcover, claims and support
Guidance and support for members and their communities
Understanding your legal entitlements as a worker can be difficult when you're not sure where to look for support. This page contains up to date guidance from legal firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, as well as regularly updated phone numbers for advocacy bodies and organisations offering crisis support and information on your rights.Read more