Last Friday night the ASU was proud to see Andrew Bayes, a delegate at George Town Council, nominated for the Unions Tasmania Delegate of the Year award.
Andrew has been an ASU Member since 2013 and stepped up to the role of ASU delegate in early 2015.
As a delegate, he has worked hard to increase ASU membership in his workplace, which currently sits at approximately 90% density in the outdoor area. A great achievement.
Andrew regularly represents ASU members in dealing workplace and is currently representing members at the EA bargaining table.
Beyond the workplace, Andrew is an active member of our union and of the labour movement. He’s an elected member of our branch executive and an active campaigner across Northern Tasmania.
Last year Andrew accepted a 4-week secondment with the ASU and took on a campaigning role in the Braddon by-Election with Unions Tasmania. He went above and beyond.
Andrew letterboxed, wobble boarded and stepped outside his comfort zone to become a door knocking extraordinaire, having conversations with hundreds of Braddon voters, convincing them to “Put the Liberals Last”. And that they did!
Since his experience in the Braddon by-election, Andrew has become a fierce Change the Rules Campaigner, been a guest speaker at ASU Delegate forums, and at Change the Rules events across the state.
Most recently Andrew took a week of leave to assist Unions Tasmania fulltime with the most intensive and important period of their campaign during the federal election.
To say that the ASU is proud of Andrew is an understatement!!