A Voice in Decision Making
AFULE members make the decisions. That’s why regular meetings are held where members decide union policy and provide direction to delegates. Meetings are a place for members to hear about current events, raise problems or concerns and vote on key issues.All branches have strong local committees that allow rank and file members to be involved in:
- Local Depot Policies
- Developing Rosters
- Cab Layout
- Health & Safety
Training and support is available to ALL members should they wish to get active and involved.
Specialist Advice Across the Field
The union has specialist staff who can assist you with all aspects of workers’ compensation if you are injured while at work. This includes assistance with completing forms and representation at Medical Assessment Tribunal Hearings. The union also has a legal adviser that can provide a range of free legal advice to AFULE members. Maurice Blackburn are accredited specialist personal injuries lawyers. MB provide a free consultation to AFULE members on workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. MB also provide AFULE members with a free initial consultation for a range or other legal matters, including Will documentations. MB has proven to have excellent representation for our members.
Union Shopper Discounts
All members receive membership of the Union Shopper. This entitles members to discounts on a wide range of products and services, to visit the website click here
Keeping members up to date is a key priority of the AFULE members are provided with circulars to keep them up to date with relevant news and information. These are also posted to our website under the news and media banner.
The AFULE provides a mortality benefit of $5,000 to your nominated next of kin if you pass away while a financial member. There is also a mortality benefit of $2,000 if your spouse passes away.
Part of the Union Community
The AFULE encourages all members to get involved with the wider union community. As a union we participate in labour day marches, union councils, training programs and social events.