Industrial Lawyer

Employer: FAAA International
Work type: Full time
Classification: Industrial Lawyer
Sector: Not For Profit (NFP), Union.
Location: Mascot, NSW
Salary: 120K plus super

Our Organisation: The FAAA (Flight Attendants’ Association of Australia) - International Division is a boutique union servicing International cabin crew from Qantas, Jetstar international and Virgin International.  Our team promotes, protects and defends our members industrially and provides real time support and advice. Our membership is one of the fastest growing of unions in Australia. With growth, we require another high performing industrial lawyer to join our small team. We operate as a diverse inclusive organization in our recently renovated offices close to public transport and Sydney’s domestic airport in Mascot, NSW.

As our Industrial lawyer you will:

  • Support union official / union delegates preparation for and negotiations for claims including Enterprise Agreements
  • Prepare and negotiate claims including Enterprise Agreements
  • Advocate the Association's position in matters before the Fair Work Commission and other tribunals and courts
  • Prepare communication for members including newsletters, bulletins and magazine articles on relevant industrial issues
  • Interpret industrial agreements and give advice to FAAA representatives and members where necessary on industrial matters
  • Coordinate and attend consultative meetings and other industrial meetings with airline management in conjunction with union delegates
  • Represent individual members in grievances
  • Monitor and report to the Association on industrial trends and employers' policies and practices
  • Monitor and advise the organisation on government industrial policies and legislation which will affect the FAAA and its membership
  • Have knowledge about compliance to ROC and FWC governance requirements (desirable)
  • Support and coordinate delegate networks and campaigns around industrial legal issues (highly desirable)

The Position requirements for this role are:

  • A strong commitment to union values and trade unions
  • Well-developed research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of and competence in the application of the federal legislative environment
  • Ability to prepare and articulate a position formally at a tribunal, court, mediation or meeting
  • Admitted to practice law in Australia
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Unison membership database or other organisational database (highly desirable)
  • Union growth or campaigns experience (highly desirable)

Please send cover letter and CV to Bruce Roberts –

Applications will be considered upon receipt and closed when the position is filled.

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