Branches are our union's building blocks

The democratic framework of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union is based on its Local Branch structure.
Local Branches promote membership participation and two-way communication.  They are the ‘building blocks’ of our union.



In consultation with their QNMU Organiser, the role of a QNMU Local Branch is to:

  • provide a democratic forum for members to discuss and debate industrial, professional, democratic, political or social issues

  • enable members to determine a position on local issues and grievances in the context of union policy

  • organise members to resolve workplace issues

  • explain and implement policy on nursing and midwifery issues at a local level

  • improve communication between union officials and members

  • represent members in negotiations with employers on local issues (in conjunction with the appropriate QNMU official)

  • co-ordinate union campaigns

  • map their workplace regularly and keep this list up to date

  • keep an up-to-date list of Activists in the workplace

  • participate at the QNMU Annual Conference—the union’s key policy making forum.


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