Our union is run by members, and our democratic structures mean members decide how our union works and where we invest resources to ensure the best possible outcomes for members. We work together to make a difference for our families, our co-workers, communities and friends.
Together has members in the Queensland public service including in Queensland Health, state schools, our correctional centres, our police stations and our child safety offices as well members across the broader Queensland public sector, including universities. Together members also work in the private sector working as allied health professionals and administrative and clerical staff across Queensland. Together represents members in aged care, private hospitals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, call centres, private pathology and the legal industry.
Run by members, for members
Being a union member means you get to have a say. Members decide collectively what approach to take to bargaining, wages and conditions. You get a say at the level of your local workplace, or at the employer level.
We are a democratic union. Read more about our union structures here.
Every part of Queensland
Together members live and work in every part of Queensland. There are Together regional offices in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Maryborough, Bundaberg, and Toowoomba.
There are two branches of the ASU in Queensland, the other branch being The Services Union (TSU). TSU members work in local authorities, the electricity, water, rail, travel, ports and shipping industries, information technology, disabilities and community services.
Together is a Branch of the ASU, a national organisation with branches in each state and territory. We deal with national employers - like Qantas and Virgin - as a national union (one of Australia's largest).
A movement of people
Being a Together member makes you part of the national union movement through the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). At a state level, we're part of the Queensland Council of Unions, the union peak body for Queensland.
Working people in Australia began to form unions for the protection of their interests in the 1880s-90s. Our predecessor organisations were founded in the first decade of the 20th century. The Queensland Public Service Union and ASU (Central and Southern Queensland) branch, also known as the Clerks Union, amalgamated on 1 July 2011 to form Together Queensland.
If you have an issue at work or you just want confidential advice, contact your union office here.
If you want to contact the Together office about other issues or want to know where we are, click here for our contact details.
Members can also update their contact details or get access to tax statements through the member only portal which you can access by clicking here.
Together is a democratic organisation that stands up for what is right. We work together across industries and the geography of Queensland to make sure the voices of Together members are heard. As someone coming from outside the capital city, it can be hard to be heard but when you’re union you can always have a voice.