Vote Yes – CFMMEU Withdrawal vote

What are we voting for?

Mining and Energy Division members have the opportunity to vote on whether to withdraw from the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and become an independent Union known as the Mining and Energy Union or instead remain a Division of the CFMMEU.

Our District and National leaders all support a YES vote to become a standalone Mining and Energy Union. There is strong support for independence across our Lodges and membership nationally.

Now it’s over to you! The ballot runs from 17 May to 19 June, with members voting either by attendance or postal ballot.

We encourage you to raise any questions with your District and have your say by voting in the ballot on withdrawal from the CFMMEU.

How to make your vote count

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What people are saying

“A condition of joining the amalgamated Union was the guarantee that our Division could operate autonomously and continue our proud tradition of representing mining and energy workers.

But changes to rules and the approach by other Divisions put that autonomy under threat.

The only way we can protect our voice, our Union, is to vote YES to an independent Mining and Energy Union.

Tony Maher, General President

“The Division is well-resourced, financially strong and in a good position to operate as an independent, dedicated Union, providing fantastic services to members.

Our daily work representing members would be unchanged and National, District and Lodge structures would remain the same.

Our resources would be directed towards issues directly relevant to our members – not anyone else.” 

Grahame Kelly, General Secretary

 If you have any questions about the ballot process please contact Designated Officer Shane Thompson at [email protected].