United Voice is an organisation of over 120,000 Australian workers, united by our belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and just treatment at work. We are an active union, and we are passionate about organising to win.
We are people of diverse races, genders and ages, from every State and Territory. We have diverse backgrounds and a multitude of different skills, but we have the same goal—to be agents of positive social change and to continuously stand up for the type of society we believe in. Many of us work on a casual or part-time basis; 60% of us are women, and half of us are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It is from this diversity that we gain great strength.
United Voice brings together members at your workplace, across your industry and across the country. As a member you can feel secure and be ambitious about improving your job, knowing you have the support of unionised colleagues where you work and well beyond. When you are a member of United Voice, you stand together with thousands of workers in your industry – people who believe that a fairer, better society is possible.
You also join an active union that’s campaigning to win on the big issues nationally and in partnership with leading unions overseas. We’re active in workplaces, in communities and in politics.
United Voice is innovative and ambitious. But, most importantly, we’re effective at winning better jobs. Working together, we know that we can build stronger communities and a sustainable future— and a fairer society that we can be proud to pass on to future generations of Australians.
United Voice Finance Policies
Reporting on Material Personal Interests
United Voice is required under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations Act) to disclose to members all the people and organisations that officers have disclosed that they or their relatives have a material personal interest in. Members can access the report on Material Personal Interests by clicking on this link and entering the password that was distributed in the of the United Voice magazine. If members no longer have a copy of the magazine, they can obtain the password by calling their Member Service Centre.
Application for Change of Rules – NSW Branch specific - 18 December 2015
United Voice has applied to the Fair Work Commission to seek an alteration in the Rules.
On the 3rd December 2015 the NSW Branch Council approved a rule change to the NSW Branch specific rules 75B N5 and N11. This followed an earlier endorsement of the changes by the NSW Branch Executive.
The purpose for the rule change is to increase the flexibility in the internal structuring of officers within the NSW Branch to meet operational needs as they arise during and between quadrennial elections.
The National Secretary has now submitted an application to the Fair Work Commission seeking approval of the rule change.
This notice is displayed in accordance with Regulation 153 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009. A copy of the United Voice application to the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission is available to interested United Voice members on request or from the Fair Work Commission’s website.
An election for positions or offices at the union was recently conducted. A report on the conduct of the election was issued on October 21, 2016. A copy of the report is available from United Voice National Office, or from the AEC, on the request of any member who was eligible to vote in the election.