The Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees (‘AFULE’) recently held an election for offices that correspond with offices of the Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland (‘ETUQ’), in respect of its AFULE Division (‘AFULE Division’).
The AFULE is the federal counterpart body of the AFULE Division.
To avoid holding two elections for a corresponding office, the ETUQ will make an application for exemption from holding an election under section 802 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld).
The ETUQ is making this application so that the member who fills an office in the AFULE will fill the corresponding office in the AFULE Division.
The members of the AFULE Division will not be detrimentally affected as members have already voted, or been given the opportunity to vote, in the election held for the federal counterpart body of the AFULE Division.
This notice will apply to any vacant offices in the AFULE Division until the expiry of the term which commences in 2019, where the office in which the vacancy occurs (in the AFULE Division) corresponds with an office in the AFULE, and where the AFULE has held an election for its vacant office.
25 September 2019
The Australian Electoral Commission will be calling for nominations for positions within the AFULE from Friday the 4 October 2019. A copy of the election notice is available here. Succesful candiates will begin their 3 year term as of 1 January 2020.
Nominations open at 1200hrs on Friday 4 October 2019, and close 1200hrs on Friday 1 November 2019. Nominations must be sent to the AEC to either the postal address or email as stipulated on the election notice. Only financial members are eligbile to nominate or participate in a ballot. Please read the election notice carefully so your nomination is recieved by the AEC in the allocated time period.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the AFULE State office, via the AEC or by clicking here.
Canidates may opt to submit a statement to be included in the ballot material with their nomination.
Union's across Queensland Celebrated Labour Day over the first weekend in May, to unite and celebrate all that is good with being in a collective. Marches and Family Fun Days were run at various locations spreading across the state from Toowoomba to Cairns. AFULE members whom attended their local festivities throughly enjoyed the day, as evident from photo's over the weekend.
13 July 2018
The Australian Electoral Commission will be calling for nominations for State Secretary of the AFULE from 20 August 2018. A copy of the election notice can be obtained here. The term of office is a 4 year term commencing on 1 January 2019.
Nominations open from 12.00pm on Monday 20 August 2018 and close at 12.00pm on Monday 17 September 2018. Nominations must be sent to the AEC at the address or emailed as stipulated on the election notice. Only financial members are eligible to nominate or participate in a ballot. Please read the election notice carefully so your nomination is received by the AEC in the allocated time period.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the AFULE State Office, by clicking here, or the via the AEC.
Members should ensure that your contacts details are up to date with the State Office so you receive a ballot you may do so easily here.
Candidates may also submit a statement to be included in the ballot material.
On a personal note after having the honor of serving as the State Secretary of the AFULE for the past 18 years I have decided that I won’t be re-nominating for the position.