The AMIEU represents workers employed in poultry processing, abattoirs, boning rooms, retail and supermarket meat rooms, cold storage, milk, cheese, smallgoods manufacturing and pet food manufacturing.

AMIEU, NSW announces the retirement of our 2 Top Officials, Charlie Donzow as the Branch Secretary and Peter Usher as the President.

Charlie Donzow joined our Union in 1965 from Riverstone Abattoir.  He became an organiser in 1975, and in 1997, became our Branch Secretary.  Charlie Donzow has been the longest serving Secretary of the New South Wales Branch.

Peter Usher joined our union in 1964 from Orange Abattoir and became an organiser in 1977.

The Committee of Management endorsed Ms. Patricia Fernandez as Charlie’s successor and expresses its sincere confidence in her abilities to assume Charlie’s role as Branch Secretary.

We wish both Charlie and Peter the best in their retirement.

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The AMIEU is part of the Australian Union movement that serves to protect and represent the interests of workers in a number of ways – through its representative group, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), and on an individual union basis, the union movement lobbies government to pass laws to protect workers rights in regard to industrial relations, Workers Health and Safety and Workers Compensation.

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AMIEU represents

  • Red Meat Industry
  • Poultry Processing
  • Smallgoods Industry
  • Supermarket & Retail