This year’s Special Conference was held at the Twin Towers Services Club in Tweed Heads from 22-25 October.
Presentations and workshops were held giving conference delegates the opportunity to discuss campaigning strategies for the year ahead.
Unions NSW Secretary Mark Morey discussed the importance of campaigning for the rights of working Australians especially in the light of election losses both federally and in NSW. Protecting workers is more important than ever.
Special tribute was paid to Steve Birney who along with Ron Hunt and Greg Scott was awarded Life Membership of the USU.
USU Legal Officer Daniel Papps and Lawyer John Payne presented the Rules Consultation and Renewal session to delegates and USU Treasurer Ross Crawford and Admin Manager Erik Jansen along with Auditors presented the Financial Report.
Craig Delaney, Manager Veterans Employment Program gave a special presentation.
We were also pleased to have video presentations from NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay and Shadow Minister for Local Government Greg Warren.
We thank all the delegates for their contribution as well as our sponsors: Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers; Local Government Super and EISS and ME Bank.
Celebrating the USU in action 2019!
Life Membership Awards 2019
2019 Life Membership: Steve Birney, Tweed Shire Council
The following motion supporting Steve’s nomination to Life Membership of the USU was endorsed at Conference 2019. Steve commenced his employment at Tweed Shire Council on the 1st of May 1979 as a plant operator. He joined the MEU on the same day. FULL STORY
2019 Life Membership:
Ron Hunt, Parkes Shire Council
The following motion supporting Ron’s nomination to Life Membership of the USU was endorsed at Conference 2019. Ron Hunt started work at Parkes Shire Council as a labourer in 1986 and became a member of the Municipal Employees’ Union, like his fellow workmates. FULL STORY
2019 Life Membership:
Greg Scott, Wollondilly Shire Council
The following motion supporting Greg’s nomination to Life Membership of the USU was endorsed at Conference 2019.
Greg Scott has been a long term member and delegate of the USU who has provided countless years of service for the betterment of our members at Wollondilly Shire Council. FULL STORY