Who can join the AWU?

The AWU can represent workers in a large variety of industries. The following list is a guide to the industries our union can represent and includes people employed in connection with these industries. If you're unsure about which union is the right union for you, contact us and we'll help you.

AWU IndustriesAWU Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Aluminium
  • Ammunition
  • Aquaculture
  • Asphalt
  • Bitumen
  • Bowling greens and Greenkeepers
  • Construction (Civil and Metal Engineering)
  • Coal
  • Coal (Brown)
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • Catering
  • Cement and Concrete Products
  • Cemeteries
  • Chemicals
  • Coffins
  • Concrete
  • Copper
  • Cotton
  • Dairying
  • Dredging
  • Drugs and Pharmaceuticals
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • Event services
  • Exhibition industry
  • Explosives
  • Farming
  • Fertilisers
  • Fish and fishing
  • Fitters
  • Forgers
  • Foundries
  • Fruit growing, picking and packing
  • Funeral industry
  • Furniture
  • Gas Industry
  • Glass
  • Golf
  • Grains
  • Grape growing (Viticulture)
  • Gunsmiths 
  • Hairdressers and Beauty Parlours
  • Horse Training and Racing
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Instrument makers
  • Landscaping
  • Laundry Machine Operators
  • Maintenance
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Metal industry
  • Metalliferous mining
  • Minerals
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Oil refining
  • Oil distillation
  • Ores
  • Oysters
  • Paper
  • Pastoral
  • Patternmakers
  • Pests and vermin
  • Pipe fitters
  • Plastic moulding
  • Poultry farming
  • Recycling
  • Riggers
  • Road making
  • Rope and cordage
  • Safe makers
  • Salt
  • Scaffolders
  • Sewerage
  • Shearing and shed hands
  • Ship building and repairing
  • Ski workers
  • Soap
  • Steel
  • Stone quarrying
  • Sugar
  • Synthetic yarn
  • Tea
  • Tea packing
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Tennis courts
  • Timber
  • Tobacco
  • Toys
  • Turners
  • Undertakers
  • Vegetables
  • Vegetable oils
  • Viticulture
  • Water
  • Welders
  • Wine
  • Wire
  • Wool sorters and Scourers