AWU Tasmania Branch Secretary Ian Wakefield

Welcome to the AWU Tasmania Branch Website. My name is Ian Wakefield ,I am the Tasmania Branch Secretary. As a worker across abroad range of occupations from psychiatric nursing to underground mining I understand the needs of working people, their families and communities. I understand that those needs and aspirations can only be achieved by a strong and effective union.

In Tasmania the AWU has championed causes such as justice for Jockeys, reasonable hour of work in the mines, real improvements from workplace agreements to campaigning for isolated community hospitals and better Health and Safety and Workers Compensation laws.

I know that it is only by being strong that the AWU have been able to achieve real outcomes for working Families in these and other campaigns. If you work in an Industry or occupation represented by the AWU I urge you to join the union and be part of a team committed to protecting and improving working peoples lives.