The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated is a Union. A union is formed when workers come together as a group to improve their conditions.
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated is also an Industrial Association under the Fair Work Act 2009. We are also a registered Australian body under the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth) and operate throughout Australia.
- Our Incorporated Association number is: A0097196U
- Our ABN is: 85 207 944 265
- Our ARBN is: 615 461 151
Our financial accounts are audited on an annual basis and we have appointed qualified auditors.
For more information about our office bearers and committee members, see here: Our Team
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union is not affiliated to any political party.
The best way to contact us is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by phone: 1300 RAFFWU (1300 723 398)
Due to the high volume of contact, we prioritise inquiries from members.
You can also write to us at:
PO Box 334
Clifton Hill VIC 3068
For information about our Registered Office or principal place of business, contact us at email@example.com
As the Union grows we are opening offices across Australia, and we keep members informed of their locations. As a fighting union most of our work does not occur in union offices but in workplaces and community spaces.
We have dedicated local union officials organising in communities including:
- Melbourne and throughout Victoria
- Sydney, Wollongong and throughout NSW
- Newcastle & the Hunter Region
- South-East Queensland
- Perth & South-West Western Australia
- Adelaide & Surrounds
We also assist members in all Australian communities to organise their workplaces and dedicate paid union officials to communities as membership grows in the area.
Rules and Policies
The Rules of the Union can be read here.
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union Incorporated uses eWay and Authorize.net to process online payments.
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.
For detailed information on our fee structure, see: Membership Fees.
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.
RAFFWU and the SDA
Often bosses and their business partners will try to control unions – even sometimes trying to say that a union is not a union. They do this because they know that when workers organise collectively into genuine fighting unions, they secure much better outcomes than if they don’t organise, or if they are controlled in bosses’ unions, which are sometimes called yellow unions.
The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) is an example of a yellow union which does deals with the bosses that leave workers much worse off. Read about how and why the SDA does this here: SDA Facts.
Any person misrepresenting our union or misrepresenting your workplace rights should be reported to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org