I’m a union representative

Elected by union members based at a school or worksite

Union representatives are the main contact between the members and the union office, and their main function is to ensure that the membership at the worksite has a strong voice and is well-represented.


Union representatives share a range of duties including informing and educating members about union matters and inviting non-members to join the union.


Paid time training is available for union representatives and members who would like to become union representatives. If you’re interested in being a representative at your school or workplace, speak to your current Sub-Branch President or Secretary. There are a range of different roles you could take on! The process for electing sub-branch representatives takes place at the beginning of every school year.


Get information and advice tailored to representatives who work in schools and the education support office.


Get information and advice tailored to representatives from the Canberra Institute of Technology.

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