Our Union

Our Union

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.

 

Our Charter

United Voice members are the backbone of our communities

We educate, care for, protect, clean, serve, feed, make and produce things for the community. We are proud of our work and of the contribution we make. We are essential. Without us our society and the economy would stop.

We join together in our union for a strong voice at work.

We want to be valued and respected for our hard work. We deserve secure jobs and decent pay. So we can live without stress and worry, and retire with dignity in the future.

We want a fair and equal Australia.

We believe in a healthy, secure and comfortable life for all. We value and rely on quality healthcare and education, and we need affordable housing. We need to be a strong voice in politics and society, so we can stand up for these things.

We're uniting for change

We're ready to speak up with strength and determination. We will ask our workmates and the community to join with us. We will hold governments to account on decisions they make about our lives.


Member Notices

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS

Members can access United Voice's annual financial reports here.

 


UNITED VOICE CASUAL VACANCY ELECTION

The election has concluded. Please find the declaration of results for each branch below.


The AEC issued its Post Election Report on 8 August 2019. A copy of the report is available upon request to all members who were eligible to vote in the election. Please contact your branch or the Union’s National Office.

 

Declaration of Results:

New South Wales

ACT

Western Australia

Tasmania

Northern Territory

South Australia

Queensland

Victoria

 


Proposed Amalgamation with National Union of Workers (NUW)

On 1 May 2019 the National Executive of United Voice (UV) resolved to make a joint application with the National Union of Workers (NUW) to the Fair Work Commission for the approval for the submission of an amalgamation of UV and the NUW to a ballot of the members of both unions to form – United Workers Union.

The National Executive resolved to use UV’s financial and other resources in support of the proposed amalgamation of UV and the NUW.

Members may download a copy of the full resolution here or by contacting UV here.

More information on United Workers Union, including a copy of the Scheme and Written Outline of the proposed amalgamation, can be found by visiting anewunion.org.au.


Amalgamation Ballot Results (D2019/9)

On 30 August 2019 the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) concluded counting returned ballots in the amalgamation ballot between members of United Voice and the National Union of Workers. You can download a copy of the ballot results for our union here and for the National Union of Workers here.

 

Amalgamation Date

On 1 October 2019 the Fair Work Commission determined that the amalgamation day between the National Union of Workers and United Voice forming the United Workers Union would be Monday 11 November 2019. You can download a copy of the Commission’s decision here.

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