We are the peak body for unions here in Tasmania as well as the local branch of the ACTU. We represent around fifty thousand union members, across the private and public sectors. No matter your occupation or profession, there is a union for you in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian union movement works every day towards building a better society for everyone. We believe that workers and their families are entitled to live in a decent and civil society that values fairness and equality – where everyone is afforded the opportunity to succeed.
We campaign in workplaces, in the community and in the political and political arena to affect change that raises the living standards of workers and their families. We campaign for rights at work, for decent pay, for positive social change and for workplace health and safety.
My vision for the union movement is that we are united and growing so that workers have the collective power to win on the issues that matter to them. We aim to lift the profile of unions in Tasmania so that we are a movement our members are proud of and a movement that potential members want to join.
The Australia Institute Tasmania have joined forces with Unions Tasmania to better understand what Tasmanians want and need from their jobs. Do you have enough work? too much? not enough money or no job at all?
Unemployment in Tasmania is falling but underemployment is on the rise. There are less full time jobs in Tasmania today than there was 4 years ago. Our survey is the first step in understanding what the pressures are so we can work together to find solutions. The survey will run for a number of months before we analyse the data, send it back out to you and hold some regional solutions forums.
Take our survey here
Anna Stewart, long-time campaigner for women’s rights and prominent union offcial, died in April 1983 and the Anna Stewart Memorial Project was established as an annual work experience program aimed at increasing women’s active union involvement. Participants learn about how unions work and get training in a supportive environment on key aspects of union organising and growth with a focus on women’s involvement and why unions are so critical for women.
SHOULD YOU APPLY? If you’re a union Member and want to develop your skills and knowledge, make an important contribution to the development and growth of your union and have more involvement in the union movement more broadly then the answer is YES!
The program runs for five days from September 25-29 2017.