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Junior Campaigner

Transport Workers' Union of Australia (National Office)

Are you passionate about social and worker justice? Do you want to be part of a movement fighting to address some of the most serious issues facing workers in new forms of app-based ‘gig economy’ work? Do you have activist or industry experience to bring to this fight? Then this job might be for you.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) represents 70,000 transport workers in Australia. Since 2018, the TWU has led the fight against some of the most new and severe forms of exploitation in the emerging transport sector of the so-called ‘gig economy’. The exploitative model of gig economy platforms like Uber, Amazon, EASI and other gig platforms, which disproportionately effects migrant and young transport workers, threatens to undermine working conditions in Australia as a whole if left unchallenged.

The TWU is seeking a junior campaigner to assist with its gig economy campaign. The role will be based from the TWU National Office and focus on campaigning in the ‘food delivery sector’ of the gig economy, where some of the most concerning effects on working conditions and safety are being experienced by over 100,000 working Australians today.

Position Description

As a junior campaigner, you will be leading the fight for change by helping to unionise and empower food delivery workers in the gig economy and supporting union members to campaign for their interests.

As a junior campaigner you can expect to:

  • Build activism amongst food delivery workers
  • Recruit food delivery workers into the union
  • Identify and develop leaders in the workforce
  • Organise a range of actions and events
  • Use digital tools to assist with engagement, recruitment and organising efforts
  • Develop and deploy strategies in the context of the broader campaign to deliver change.

The role is full-time (38 hours per week) and will be based in Sydney CBD. The position will be provides for a 6-month fixed term contract.

Remuneration is set at 60-70k per annum (commensurate with experience) + 15% super.

Selection Criteria

No prior experience is necessary however successful candidates will possess the following skills/attributes:


  • Trade union and social justice values
  • Strong interpersonal & conversational skills


  • Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese Language Skills
  • Experience as food delivery rider or driver
  • Social media & computer skills
  • Event/Action Planning
  • Demonstrate strong activist, campaigning or union experience

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