Union Recognition

The objetcive of the Branch is to achieve full union recognition in all workplaces where we have members. Recognition can be achieved by entering into a voluntary agreement with an employer or by activating a statutory ballot based on 50% or more of staff belonging to the union.

Once the recognition deal is signed the employer must consult and negotiate collectively with the union on pay and conditions. Elected workplace reps aquire legal rights to time to carry our their duties during working hours, paid release to attend union training and access to company information to assist them in carrying out their duties.

Restaurant Associate union reps, Leanne Buckley, Wumi Stewart and Octavia Williams prepare to meet company management to discuss the implementation of this year's Living Wage rise.