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.

Jessica Munday

The ACTU Organising Centre runs a comprehensive education program for Union Organisers, Delegates/Representatives and Activists. 

ACTU Educator Jayne Reid is your contact for queries regarding this training.  Jayne’s contact details are:

Ph: 6231 0251
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The following courses will be held in Tasmania during 2013:


19th to 21st March 2013

Advanced Recruitment Skills x 3 days

This is a course for Organisers.  It’s aims are:

To advance the skills and knowledge of organisers and lead organisers to have the recruitment or sign up conversation with potential members.

To improve attitudes and behaviours of organisers and lead organisers about the recruitment or sign up conversation.

To deliver capacity to union branches in order to implement growth initiatives based around recruitment activity.


26th to 28th February 2013

Organising Foundations part 1

This course is aimed specifically at newly appointed organisers and should be completed within their first six months of appointment. The course covers current organising techniques, skills and knowledge essential to being an effective organiser. Topics include: mobilising workers; planning; identifying workplace leaders and building union culture.


11th and 12th April 2013

Organising Foundations part 2 



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