ABOUT UNIONS TASMANIA

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
Secretary

Click here to register online for any of these courses

Or if you prefer to fax your registration, please download the registration form at the bottom of this page.

5 Day Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) Commonwealth, State public & private employees

This is a WorkSafe Tasmania and Comcare approved training course primarily designed for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), however it is an excellent introduction to OHS for any interested person. The course gives participants the knowledge & skills to meet the challenges of being an HSR or actively participating in the improvement of work health and safety. 

Topics covered include:

• Interpreting the work health and safety legislative framework and the role of the HSR

• Identifying key parties and their legal obligations and duties

• Establishing representation in the workplace

• Participating in consultation and issue resolution

• Representing members in the risk management process

• Issuing provisional improvement notices and directing work to cease

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