Engineering, Infrastructure and Extractions

E tū represents around 10,000 members employed in roles within in the engineering, infrastructure, and extractive sector.

The industry covers 42 sub-industries across more than 700 workplaces, including:

  • Infrastructure services, such as water and sewage services
  • Whole of journey metal manufacturing starting with mining and smelting through to fabrication and general metal manufacturing
  • Timber processing and wood fibre packaging
  • Energy production, such as oil and gas extraction, refining
  • General manufacturing
  • Local government

E tū members in this sector have a proud history of standing up for working people.

We know that being part of your union is the only way to have a real voice at work and to achieve our collective goals.

These are decent jobs and job security, career pathways, a wage floor no less than the Living Wage, and health and safety on the job.

We’re also committed to creating better conditions for migrant workers in this sector.

Our campaigns

The Future of Work is uncertain for many workers in these industries, and we are organising for ‘Just Transitions’ to alternative work to give job security and better working lives to our our members today and their whānau tomorrow. 

Delegates are also involved in government Industry Transformation Plans (ITPs) across sectors in this council, so they have a voice at the table with government and business leaders.

Industry Council

E tū has six Industry Councils, including Engineering, Infrastructure, and Extractions (EIE).

The councils are made up of E tū delegates who are appointed by the E tū National Executive following expressions of interest from delegates nationwide.

The council’s members represent their given industry on their specific Industry Council.

Each Industry Council also elects a convenor, who sits on the National Executive.

Two representatives from the Industry Council (including the convenor) attend the E tū Biennial Conference – the highest decision-making body in the union.

EIE Industry Council, 2022