Australia : Proposed AWU - FPU Amalgamation
Dear AWU Delegates and Members
I write to advise you of the proposed amalgamation between The Australian Workers’ Union, West Australian Branch, Industrial Union of Workers (AWU) and
The FPU is a small State registered Union of about 270 members. The proposed amalgamation was approved by a General Meeting of FPU members on 28th July 2016 and the AWU Executive on 10th June 2016. Please note there will be no change to the AWU structure, fees, organisers and officials or the name of the Union.
An AWU member who objects to this proposed amalgamation may do so in writing to the Registrar of the WA Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) within 21 days of the date of this notice.
The amalgamated union’s rules will be based on the current AWU registered rules with the addition of the FPU eligibility rules and minor procedural amendments to rules 36 and 50. A copy may be viewed on the AWU website here: https://wa.awu.net.au/sites/wa.awu.net.au/files/awu-file/AWU-FPU%20Amalgamated%20Union%20Rules_0.pdf or a hardcopy can be obtained by calling the AWU Perth Office on (08) 9221 1686.
Yours in Unity
The Australian Workers’ Union
West Australian Branch,
Industrial Union of Workers