Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Get active, become a Union Delegate

Get active, become a Union Delegate – Sept 2019 (pdf version)

Have you ever wanted to become more involved with the union? Now is your chance.

Just this month the CPSU NSW successfully negotiated a new enterprise with TAFE NSW that protects hard-won employment conditions and delivers real increases in pay and superannuation.

The reality is we were only able to achieve this outcome through the dedicated involvement of our CPSU workplace delegates.

If you believe in the benefits of collective bargaining and share our values of decency, fairness and equality at work, then the CPSU NSW strongly encourages you to step-up and get active with your union today.

The CPSUNSW offers professional training to bring you up to speed with everything you need to know to be a great delegate.

Being a delegate entitles you to:

  • Paid time to prepare for meetings with management, including consultative committee meeting, meeting with members and other representative functions.
  • Special leave paid leave to attend the union’s Annual Conference and Women’s Conference, trade-union training courses, the biennial Congress of the ACTU and a range of other activities.

A full list of our training courses is on our website under the Training You tab –

As a delegate you will be supported in the role by the our professional industrial staff. If you’re interested please get in touch with any of our dedicated industrial staff for TAFE NSW:

Matthew Drake-Brockman

Shane Jobberns

Chris Bird

Or contact your local delegate:

South Region

Brad Cowie – Wollongong

Robert Wurth – Illawarra

Regina Kimmich – Illawarra

Chris Pickering – Illawarra

Christopher Hobbins – Albury

West Region

Leanne Riley – Parkes

Patricia Nethery – Dubbo

North Region

Gale Iseppi – Hunter

Liz Garlick – Tighes Hill

Stephen O’Brien – Newcastle

Brook Down – Coffs Harbour

Garry Smith – North

Sydney Region

Dawn Davis – Ultimo

George Bissoli – Ultimo