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The Power of a Sub-Branch:
Building Collectivism in our workplaces
What is the true role of a
sub-branch?
• A strong sub-branch is the most crucial function of a successful union.
• Embodie...
The Power of a Motion: Why and how
do you raise an Issue?
• Why produce a Motion?
• Developing consensus and democratic ac...
The Power of a Motion: Simplicity
Is the key
• What Is the problem?
• Who can resolve it?
• What resolution do you want?
The 6 democratic pathways
• The Sub Branch executive acting Independently for its members
• The Sub Branch producing a Mot...
Pathway 1
Sub Branch Executive
Providing Leadership
• What constitutes the executive?
• To lead as well as support
• Proac...
Pathway 2 and 3
Where to direct a motion
• How to use a Motion within the wider AEU ACT Branch
• Engaging with Branch Exec...
Pathway 4
Work Load Committee
• Establishing a Workload Committee
• Must have an AEU member nominated by the AEU Sub Branc...
Pathway 5
Work Safety Representative
• Elected (or appointed) by the employees in the workplace
• Powers & duties
• Employ...
Pathway 6
How to engage with School Leadership
on Industrial Issues
• Progressive Engagement
• Seeking Common Ground
• Use...
Dispute Resolution Overview.
• Please see handout in your pack.
• Standing together through the process.
• The importance ...
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Andy Jennings - The power of a sub-branch

  1. 1. The Power of a Sub-Branch: Building Collectivism in our workplaces
  2. 2. What is the true role of a sub-branch? • A strong sub-branch is the most crucial function of a successful union. • Embodies the democratic and industrial agenda of its members, all members are equal! • Has the most impact on the working lives of its members. • To campaign to ensure the principles of the union are reflected in the working practices of the workplace.
  3. 3. The Power of a Motion: Why and how do you raise an Issue? • Why produce a Motion? • Developing consensus and democratic accountability • Give power to the voice of membership. • Establishing common goals and purpose • Acting together to deliver those goals
  4. 4. The Power of a Motion: Simplicity Is the key • What Is the problem? • Who can resolve it? • What resolution do you want?
  5. 5. The 6 democratic pathways • The Sub Branch executive acting Independently for its members • The Sub Branch producing a Motion for Branch Executive • The Sub Branch producing a Motion for Branch Council • Utilising the Workload Committee Delegate • The role of the Work Safety Rep • The Sub Branch producing a Motion for the Principal
  6. 6. Pathway 1 Sub Branch Executive Providing Leadership • What constitutes the executive? • To lead as well as support • Proactive Membership Engagement: Early identification of issues • Developing relationships with Sub Branch Members, Branch Executive and Council
  7. 7. Pathway 2 and 3 Where to direct a motion • How to use a Motion within the wider AEU ACT Branch • Engaging with Branch Executive • Engaging with Branch Council
  8. 8. Pathway 4 Work Load Committee • Establishing a Workload Committee • Must have an AEU member nominated by the AEU Sub Branch • Monitors, reviews & addresses workloads issues • Sub Branch motion direct to the Workload Committee, via AEU delegate, raising an issue on the Agenda
  9. 9. Pathway 5 Work Safety Representative • Elected (or appointed) by the employees in the workplace • Powers & duties • Employee H&S priorities • Training paid by ETD • Sub Branch use of, involvement of, HSRs to raise (soft/hard) OHS issues • Sub Branch motion re action/s to be taken by HSR re issues/concerns
  10. 10. Pathway 6 How to engage with School Leadership on Industrial Issues • Progressive Engagement • Seeking Common Ground • Use your Motion!
  11. 11. Dispute Resolution Overview. • Please see handout in your pack. • Standing together through the process. • The importance of accurate and timely information to members throughout the process.

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