About the NUW 

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This page is preserved for historical purposes only.

This organisation was deregistered upon amalgamation with United Workers’ Union (UWU) effective on and from 11 November 2019. See the decision [2019] FWC 7672 for further details.

Organisation type & coverage: a union of employees connected to a range of industries including warehousing, distribution, storing and packing (click on 'Find out more' for further information).

Financial year: 1 July to 30 June

Date of registration: 1 October 1912, originally as the Federated Storemen and Packers Union of Australia

An amalgamation with the Federated Rubber Workers Union of Australia in 1988 resulted in the organisation being known as the National Union of Workers. Four subsequent amalgamations with other employee organisations occurred in the early 1990s.

The union represents employees in a range of industries and occupations, including:

  • warehousing and distribution
  • storing and packing of goods and merchandise
  • food manufacturing
  • rubber, plastic and cable-making
  • dairy and cold storage
  • poultry, fish and game processing
  • wool broking
  • oil
  • pet food
  • fast moving consumable goods
  • pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, and
  • market research, sales and marketing.

The organisation has a branch in New South Wales, one in Victoria, and a third branch known as the General Branch, which covers the remaining membership of the organisation throughout Australia as well as membership in specified occupational groupings.

The branches of the organisation are reporting units for the purposes of financial reporting; however, the General Branch has a reporting exemption under s.245 of the RO Act (financial reporting on an alternative basis). The National Office now lodges a financial report that covers both the National Office and the General Branch.

The organisation is governed by a National Council consisting of the National Office Bearers and Delegates from the branches. The organisation is also governed by a National Committee of Management. The governance, management and control of the affairs of each branch are vested in the respective Branch Committees of Management.

Elections across the organisation are conducted every 4 years. These elections are conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Find annual returns, elections, disclosure statements and financial reports logged by this organisation.

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Documents Type Date Entity Print & MNC Comments Code
AR2019/35 Annual returns 2019 -central office- 080V
FR2019/173 Financial reports 2019 Victorian Branch Financial year ending 30 June 2019 080VVIC
FR2019/174 Financial reports 2019 -central office- Financial year ending 30 June 2019 080V
FR2019/175 Financial reports 2019 New South Wales Branch Financial year ending 30 June 2019 080VNSW
FR2019/277 Financial reports 2019 New South Wales Branch Financial year ending 10 November 2019 080VNSW
FR2019/278 Financial reports 2019 -central office- Financial year ending 10 November 2019 080V
FR2019/279 Financial reports 2019 Victorian Branch Financial year ending 10 November 2019 080VVIC
ORP2019/194 Disclosure statement 2019 Victorian Branch 080VVIC
ORP2019/195 Disclosure statement 2019 -central office- 080V
ORP2019/196 Disclosure statement 2019 New South Wales Branch 080VNSW
ORP2019/197 Disclosure statement 2019 General Branch 080VFS
ORP2019/345 Disclosure statement 2019 -central office- 080V
ORP2019/346 Disclosure statement 2019 General Branch 080VFS
ORP2019/347 Disclosure statement 2019 None VIC Branch 080VVIC
ORP2019/348 Disclosure statement 2019 None NSW Branch 080VNSW
AR2018/37 Annual returns 2018 -central office- 080V
E2018/189 and E2018/196 Elections 2018 -central office- NSW Branch 080V
E2018/25 Elections 2018 -central office- 080V
FR2018/127 Financial reports 2018 Victorian Branch Financial year ending 30 June 2018 080VVIC
FR2018/128 Financial reports 2018 -central office- Financial year ending 30 June 2018 080V
FR2018/129 Financial reports 2018 New South Wales Branch Financial year ending 30 June 2018 080VNSW
ORP2018/1316 Disclosure statement 2018 -central office- 080V
ORP2018/1473 Disclosure statement 2018 Victorian Branch 080VVIC
ORP2018/1510 Disclosure statement 2018 General Branch 080VFS
ORP2018/1590 Disclosure statement 2018 New South Wales Branch 080VNSW