The Union is an organisation of employees registered in New South Wales under the Industrial Relations Act,1996. The Union is covered by the provisions of the Privacy Act 1998.
The principal activities of the Union are:
• representing members in workplace and industry-wide negotiations with employers and employer organisations.
• Representing members before the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, New South Wales Industrial Commission other courts and tribunals on matters relevant to workplace issues
• Providing information to members about their employment and related rights and obligations.
• Lobbying state and federal government and other relevant bodies about matters of concern to members and their families in relation to employment.
• Publicising to members and to the community issues of concern to members and proposals to address these concerns.
• Conducting research and other activities in order to enable the Union to effectively carry out these functions.
• Providing members and their families with access to a range of services on favourable terms.
• Carrying out the objects of the Union in accordance with the registered rules of the Union in the interests of the members of the Union.
The Union collects personal information from members including but not limited to name, address, employer, occupation, date of birth, gender, contact details and employment status.
The Union collects this information in order to:
• Contact members about matters relating to their Union membership
• Ensure that services and programs are relevant to the needs of members, including the conduct of surveys and other research.
• Meet statutory requirements of relevant legislation.
• Maintain accurate records about their membership
• Inform members about services provided by the Union
• Inform members of developments within their industries.
More detailed information is collected where the Union is assisting members with individual cases.
• secure the storage of and control of access to personal information by the Union and any other organisation with which it deals with
• not provide information to third parties without the members consent, other than in particular cases of contracted-out services, such as the use of mail houses, or required by law i.e. elections
• a member can contact the Union to view information held about them and may correct any inaccuracies.
• Members can elect not to receive information from the Union by mail or e-mail or other means by contacting the Union.
The Union can be contacted at the registered address
321 Pitt Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000,
Telephone 9265 8211,
Information Centre 1300 136 604,
The General Secretary Graeme Kelly is the Officer responsible for the affairs of the Union.