Two thirds of the cleaning staff at Gold Coast Airport have re-secured their toilet cleaning allowance after it mysteriously dried up.
These United Voice members were initially promised that “nothing would change” when a new employer recently took over the contract, but were dismayed to discover they were no longer receiving their toilet cleaning allowance.
The cleaners rely on this hourly allowance as cleaning toilet areas makes up the majority of their work.
After banding together with their union the cleaners eventually convinced their employer it was time to play fair and the allowance was restored with back pay.
Getting what you're owed shouldn't be this hard. But it's why being in a union is the only way to ensure yours is a job you can count on.