Early childhood educators like Sara in Rockhampton have been hitting the streets for the past two weeks, talking to voters in the Capricornia electorate about their fight for equal pay.
Members of the community have been shocked to learn that despite being qualified professionals, most early educators earn just half the national average wage.Read more
After two years of being on the incorrect pay increment, a personal care assistant has won their fight for two years’ worth of back pay.
The United Voice NT member, on realising the inconsistency with their level and value of work, took on their employer.Read more
When a new cleaning company took over the contract at Parliament House, the workers were told to sign documents that they did not understand.
They were also asked to provide the company with their passport numbers – but not their tax file numbers or super details.
As members of their union, the cleaners knew this wasn’t right and they weren’t going to stand for it.Read more
When you speak with a united voice – you can win the things that matter.
Recently, Indigenous Home Care Workers in NSW stood together to win a paid day off during NAIDOC week.Read more
United you bargain. Divided you beg.
Never has this proved truer than at the Coopers Brewery in South Australia, where United Voice members have just won big wage increases and improvements in conditions in their latest Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.Read more
Over the past month, 14 United Voice Queensland school cleaners and teacher aides have taken time out from their roles to work full-time with the union.
They’ve done a fantastic job visiting schools across the state, talking with their colleagues and fellow members about the main priorities for upcoming collective bargaining.
As a result of these conversations, about 800 new members from the education sector have joined the United Voice family!Read more
Security officers who were First Aid qualified were not receiving their allowance.
The First Aid Allowance recognises the valuable role these officers play in making their workplaces safer.Read more
Across Australia wage theft is rife.
But as a member of United Voice, a Tasmanian cleaner knew when their entitlements were being denied.Read more
Security officers in the Apple Isle have won their fight against wage theft.
These Tasmanians weren't letting blatant underpayment go unchecked - and together they did something about it.Read more
Cleaners are routinely exposed to dangerous chemicals in their work. Some can cause skin damage or are even carcinogenic.
Recently – a bunch of cleaners in the ACT reported to their Union that they had concerns about what was being used in their workplace.
And it’s lucky they did exercise that right as union members.Read more
When the contract for security at Rockhampton Airport changed companies, the new contractor tried to con a United Voice member out of a job.
Unfortunately for them ...the contractor didn’t know what they were up against, as this member just so happened to be the site’s workplace delegate.Read more
A graduate paramedic who joined United Voice in February quickly learned that it pays to be part of a union.
Soon after joining, this paramedic faced some issues while they were working as part of the huge emergency response effort at the Commonwealth Games.Read more
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners working for the N.T. Government, have finally had the value of their profession recognised.
This historic win has seen them commence negotiations for their first enterprise agreement.Read more
United Voice delegate Brian has helped win a pay rise for tavern workers that were short changed under an expired, non-union agreement with their Bundaberg employer.
Brian was concerned the conditions of his employer’s non-union agreement that expired in 2015 had fallen below the minimum entitlements in the Hospitality Award – and he was right.Read more
A Canberra cleaning contractor didn’t pay 40 cleaning staff for the public holiday period.
Who knows what the boss was thinking...?Read more
United Voice members in the Northern Territory are proud of the wins they’ve had over the past year in the fight for jobs you can count on.
But wages shouldn’t have to be fought for in Australia – bosses should pay workers what they’ve earned.Read more
Jen, empowered Union member that she is, wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to speak on behalf of her community about the importance of having a job you can count on.
At a town hall meeting in Cairns last week, United Voice delegate Jen Miran felt confident in asking Bill Shorten how we can create jobs that are sustainable, secure and meet the cost of living.Read more
The Federal Court has ordered contract cleaning company Spotless to pay more than $209,000 in redundancy and notice compensation to its former workers, following a legal challenge by union United Voice.
Under the court order, Spotless has until 11 May to pay all entitlements plus interest to 21 former workers previously employed by the company on the Sunshine Coast.Read more
This is a huge win for Stanthorpe aged care members of United Voice!
Aged care workers like Daphne faced cuts of up to 25 hours or $542 a fortnight under changes her employer, Churches of Christ, tried to bring in.
But Daphne and her colleagues weren't having that...Read more
Health workers have faced more pressure at work and potential job insecurity because the Turnbull Government is withholding health funding it owes Queenslanders.
United Voice Queensland members banded together, along with colleagues in other unions, to put pressure on Malcolm Turnbull to stop ripping off Queensland hospitals.Read more