Te Runanga Wai U (DWU) | Industrial Organiser | Upper Waikato

Closing date: Friday 7 October 2022

The NZ Dairy Workers Union – Te Runanga Wai U (DWU) is a strong, well-resourced, and established Union representing over 8,500 workers in the NZ dairy processing industry. We have high levels of membership in some of the largest businesses in the dairy sector and provide a range of services to our members from employment advice and advocacy through to individual welfare and benefit programmes.
The DWU has a vacancy for a fulltime organiser position responsible for organising and representing members employed within the Upper Waikato region including sites at Pokeno, Mangatawhiri, Horotiu, and Hamilton. The position is based in our National Office in Hamilton but could also be based in the DWU Auckland Office if required. Accordingly, applications from candidates who reside outside the Hamilton region will be considered.
The successful applicant will need to have an excellent understanding of industrial and employment matters, outstanding negotiation and interpersonal skills and an understanding and affinity with the trade union movement and union members. Previous trade union organising, or campaigning experience or first-hand knowledge of the dairy industry would be an advantage. Extensive travel within the Upper Waikato region, as well as outside the region for union-related matters, will be required of the successful applicant.
For the right candidate we offer a competitive remuneration package including a motor vehicle and other benefits in accordance with the DWU Staff Collective Employment Agreement, as well as the opportunity to work with a great team of people.
A copy of the job description may be obtained from the DWU National Office on (07) 839-0239, or by email at info@dwu.nz.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 7 October 2022.
Please apply in writing, including a CV and contact details for up to three referees to:
DWU Upper Waikato Organiser Vacancy
NZ Dairy Workers Union, PO Box 9046
Hamilton 3240
Or email: info@dwu.nz.
Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in mid-October 2022

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