The History of the National Union of Workers, New South Wales Branch is progressive, diverse and successful.
The NUW as we now know it came into being in September 1992.
The National Union Of Workers was formed as a result of the amalgamation of:
The Federated Storemen & Packers Union which was established in July 1908
The Federated Miller & Manufacturing Grocers Employees Association of Australia, NSW Branch which was established in March 1911
The Rubber and Allied workers Union of NSW which was established in November 1913
The Pastrycook, Biscuit Makers' and Allied Industries Union of NSW which was established in September 1908
The Commercial Travellers Guild which was formed in November 1931
Although diverse in its membership, the National Union of Workers, New South Wales Branch has always had once single goal: to be one of Australia's strongest unions.
Our industry-wide agreements ensure that wages and conditions lift the living standards of our members across the state. Our no-nonsense attitude, often labelled "militant" by our detractors means that we are serious about the safety, wages and conditions of our people. We are willing to fight and ready to win.
We believe that every worker has the right to fair dinkum representation. We do not believe any worker has gotten a better deal or a safer workplace by half-hearted advocacy. The NUW, New South Wales Branch thinks that success is measured by unity and that the Union is strength.