Warren started his long standing career in the Railway for QR in Emerald in 1978, and joined the Traincrew grade in 1980.
Joing AFULE in 1995 Warren was imediately a valued member to the union actively in improving the condition for Traincrew. He started as an active member of the Callemondah Sub Branch prior to being elected into the position of Sub Branch Secretary. Whilst acting as the Sub Branch Secretary at Callemondah he was also the Proxy No. 3 Divisional Cuncillor from 2006 to 2013. Durint this perior he was also elected into the position of Divison 3 Councillor. The 2013 elections saw Warren Hinds being awarded to position of AFULE State President.
Warren as State President presides at meetings of the Divional Council and preserves order so that buisinss is conducted in due form and propreity in the best interest of AFULE members. Warrenm consults regualrly with the State Secretary on matters affecting the welfare of the Union, whilst also offering support and assistance to Divisonal Councillors and Sub Branches to best represent the members.
Warren is well known for his direct and passionate style, and is fierce advocate for all members of the AFULE.
Warren is committed to ensuring that the hard won conditions of Traincrew are maintained and enforced. Warren has a particular interest in health and safety, and has played a major role in the development of new procedures to prevent Traincrew from being forced to work unscheduled overtime. One of Warren’s significant achievements has been the negotiation of better pay and conditions for Traincrew in his area to reflect the value of the work they perform.
When not working or attending to union business, Warren can be found in his spare spending time with his family grandchildren, having a cold beer and a punt on the horses, out and about caravanning or fishing as a member of his local fishing club.
You can contact Warren Hinds on 0407 815 349.