Job Rep role

Role of the Job Rep

Resources for Job Reps


 Job Reps are financial members of the ANMF who are committed to the principles, values and traditions of trade unionism, and to promoting the interests of ANMF members in the workplace.

ANMF Job Representatives play a vital role in the Branch by being the face of the ANMF at the workplace, as well as the primary source of communication between the ANMF and members in the workplace. Job Reps are elected by their colleagues and some activities they perform include:

  • Distributing ANMF information to members in the workplace
  • Recruiting new members
  • acting as a resource for members about ANMF benefits and services
  • Attending local workplace meetings, including; consultative, Job Rep, and implementation committees
  • Maintaining up-to-date ANMF information in the workplace
  • Assisting members when they have an industrial or proffessional issue and may need advice, information, referral or reperesentation.

ANMF recommends each ward or unit elect at least two Job Reps and consider at least one other for the night shift.

For more information about the role of a Job Rep in the workplace, you can download our Role in the workplace [PDF].


Becoming a Job Representative

Job Representatives must be nominated by two financial ANMF members within their workplace via a Job Rep nomination form (see link below).

Once an applicant has returned their completed nomination form, they are required to post notices (provided by the Branch) of their nomination in the workplace for seven days. Job Representatives are then confirmed by ANMF Branch Council, and notified by the Branch of their successful or unsuccessful election.

You can read more about the Job Rep role and download a nomination form here.


Legal protections for Job Reps

Under state and federal industrial relations legislation, it is illegal for any employer to discriminate against an employee based on their membership of a union.

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 union representatives and union members have specific rights in the workplace and protections from ‘adverse action’ in the workplace.

ANMF Job Reps in the public sector and some Job Reps in other sectors are also protected by specific provisions in their enterprise agreements.