Governance & Finance

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated is an Industrial Association under the Fair Work Act 2009. We are also a registered Australian body under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwth) and operate throughout Australia.

Our Incorpoorated Association number is: A0097196U

Our ABN is: 85 207 944 265

Our ARBN is: 615 461 151

As a genuine trade union, our Rules are available to download here.

The Fair Work Act (at s.12) defines Industrial Associations as including:

(b)  an association of employees, or independent contractors, or both (whether formed formally or informally), a purpose of which is the protection and promotion of their interests in matters concerning their employment, or their interests as independent contractors (as the case may be);

As an industrial association and trade union, our members have all the protections under the Fair Work Act relating to general protections and industrial activity. In particular, s. 346 and 347 which include:

346. A person must not take adverse action against another person because the other person:

                      (a)  is or is not, or was or was not, an officer or member of an industrial association; or

(b)  engages, or has at any time engaged or proposed to engage, in industrial activity within the meaning of paragraph 347(a) or (b); ...

347  Meaning of engages in industrial activity

                   A person engages in industrial activity if the person:

                     (a)  becomes or does not become, or remains or ceases to be, an officer or member of an industrial association; or

                     (b)  does, or does not:

                              (i)  become involved in establishing an industrial association; or

                              (ii)  organise or promote a lawful activity for, or on behalf of, an industrial association; or

(iii)  encourage, or participate in, a lawful activity organised or promoted by an industrial association; or

                              (iv)  comply with a lawful request made by, or requirement of, an industrial association; or

                              (v)  represent or advance the views, claims or interests of an industrial association; or

(vi)  pay a fee (however described) to an industrial association, or to someone in lieu of an industrial association; or

                              (vii)  seek to be represented by an industrial association; or

                    ...

                      (f)  takes part in industrial action;

Any person misrepresenting our union or misrepresenting your workplace rights should be reported to us directly at contact@raffwu.org.au. 

Our financial accounts are audited on an annual basis and we have appointed qualified auditors.

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union is not affiliated to any political party, and has no intention to become affiliated to a political party. Our members and supporters come from all walks of life and include members of various political parties. We welcome politically engaged members and supporters and reiterate we are not affiliated to any political party and have no intention to affiliate to any political party. 

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated takes privacy of your personal information seriously. Read our privacy policy here: RAFFWU Privacy Policy

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated uses Authorize.net to process online payments. Read about Authorize.net's security measures here.

For information about our Registered Office for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001, contact us at admin@raffwu.org.au

For information about our principal place of business, contact us at admin@raffwu.org.au

As the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated grows we will open offices across Australia and keep members informed of their locations. Until those locations are listed here, the best way to contact us is by email at contact@raffwu.org.au or by phone on 1300 RAFFWU (1300 723 398). Due to the high volume of contact, we prioritise inquiries from members.

Issues that arise (in any form) prior to commencing membership are subject to our policy regarding new members with extant issues. You can download that policy here.

The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated allocates its resources in pursuit of its objectives and this necessarily involves decisions about matters affecting members. We provide individual members industrial advice and support. Like all unions, the level of advice and support will be determined by the Union.