Why you should join the Australasian Meat Industry Employees’ Union

Unions campaigned and are responsible for:

  • Improved wages and conditions
  • Long service leave
  • Pay loading
  • Paid public holidays
  • Periodic wage increases
  • Maternity/paternal leave
  • Annual leave & leave loading
  • Protective clothing & equipment provided by the employer
  • Work, health & safety laws
  • Workers compensation
  • Occupational superannuation
  • Protects interests of workers
  • The rights of workers to form a Union which elects its own independent representatives
  • The right to be given notice & to be consulted about changes at work
  • Award ensuring that employer observes minimum working conditions & arrangements.

Award Information

The Union provides information about:

  • wage rates
  • award entitlements
  • penalty rates
  • annual leave & sick leave
  • long service leave
  • superannuation

Enterprise Agreements

The Union will:

  • assist in the negotiation process
  • provide information about setting upand training Consultative Committees
  • assist in drafting the agreement
  • ensure that the Agreement is registered in the Fair Work Commission

Workers Compensation

Our Branch provides legal advice through Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers for members in relation to Workers Compensation matters.

You can contact them directly (9291 7100) through your Organiser or the branch Union office.


The Union will offer assistance in relation to:

  • redundancy
  • termination
  • unfair dismissals

Your Union…

Is a representative organisation of a body of people throughout Australia and as such is able to advocate for a better society for you and your family.

Your action in joining the Union is the initial step of you becoming part of the decision making process about matters that may effect you.

Other matters that the UNION also provides includes:

  • Work Health & Safety
  • Award Information
  • Enterprise Bargaining
  • Training Courses
  • General Industry Information
  • Workers Compensation
  • Consultative Committees
  • Equal Employment Opportunities
  • Anti – Discrimination Information
  • MIESF – Superannuation Fund
  • Union Shopper for members


Phone: (02) 9893 9011

Toll free: 1800 451 535

or email us at amieunsw@amieu.asn.au