Delegate of the Month – Christina
Published on: Jun 14 2017
Christina Lowe is our May Delegate of the Month. Christina has been a union member for almost 3 years and a Delegate for 7 months.
Christina was keen to share her thoughts about her role as a Delegate.
Why did you become a Delegate?
I became a union delegate because within my workplace because we have many young team members who lack confidence to approach management with workplace issues. For most of these young girls this is their first experience in their working lives and many are not aware of their rights within the workplace. I feel very strongly that all team members have the right to be treated fairly and equally regardless of age, gender and ethnicity. I found myself becoming a voice for my fellow workmates.
What has been your most notable achievement?
Since becoming a delegate we have secured many part-time positions for girls who previously have been long term casuals.
Why is recruitment important?
We have gained a strong union presence in our workplace over the past 12 months and I feel it only makes us stronger and more united as a team.
What campaigns are you involved in?
Recently, I have been involved in workplace visits to raise awareness of penalty rate cuts to our fellow workers by distributing information about the SDA’s campaign to protect penalty rates. The Union is not only to fighting this unfair decision but busy educating workers about what they can do to help the cause and how very important it is to stand together as a union.
What do you enjoy best in your role as a Delegate?
I get great satisfaction in seeing many of the team members gaining confidence in approaching management as individuals.
*Christina (left) pictured with members in store.