TWU QLD members elect new Assistant Secretary

Release date: 30/07/2015


Transport Workers’ Union members have elected a new Assistant Secretary to represent the interests of working people in the Transport industry across the state, the TWU announced today.

The TWU’s Adam Carter has been elected to the position, with the AEC ballot count complete and Mr Carter receiving overwhelming support of 80 per cent of ballots returned.

“I will work hard to represent our members and am honoured to be elected to this role where together with Branch Secretary Peter Biagini we can continue to drive our union’s agenda to build union density and improve pay and conditions for our members and their families,” QLD Assistant Secretary Adam Carter said.

Mr Carter is a strong appointment to the position, up until his appointment as State Secretary leading the TWU’s industrial agenda in the role of Lead Industrial Officer for the Queensland Branch of the Union.

In his role as an advocate, Mr Carter has delivered significant results for members in Enterprise Agreements, unfair dismissals and all types of workplace disputes in the Fair Work Commission and other Tribunals.

There have been many key achievements for TWU members in QLD under the team led by Peter Biagini, elected by TWU members with overwhelming support in 2010:
  • Increased legal and industrial resources and support for members
  • Industrial provisions in Enterprise Agreements facilitating the training of 150 Delegates on average every year
  • Modernisation of union structures, communications and technology to support officials in achieving better outcomes for members
  • Established regional offices to support members not only in Brisbane but throughout the State of QLD

Mr Carter was elected to the position after former TWU QLD Assistant Secretary Scott Connolly
commenced in his current national role as an Assistant Secretary with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

TWU QLD Secretary Peter Biagini said that Mr Carter’s appointment is a fantastic outcome for members across Queensland, set to further improve TWU growth and support for members and their families.

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