While the election did not go our way, United Voice members across the country stood up for penalty rates; fought for wages that keep up with the cost of living; and more secure jobs they can count on. We have had huge wins putting important issues on the national political agenda.
We must continue our fight for a better future, but we need to do things differently to change the game for working people.
That’s why we will be asking you to support the proposal to build a bigger, stronger union. The bigger and stronger we are, the more power we have to make real change.
Throughout our history, we’ve shown that when working people stand together, we do win. As a powerful, new union we will have 150,000 members across the country from more than 45 industries standing together to make a difference.
Your National Council has voted to progress the proposal to amalgamate with the National Union of Workers (NUW). The official paperwork has been submitted to the Fair Work Commission and there is a formal notice about the proposed amalgamation included with this message.
Once the application for a ballot has been approved by the Fair Work Commission, all members will have the final say on the future of our union in a postal ballot later this year.
To vote in the ballot for the new union, make sure your contact details are up-to-date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes to ensure you receive your ballot papers.
Keep checking your emails and anewunion.org.au for updates.
NOTICE TO MEMBERS REGARDING USE OF RESOURCES
On 1 May 2019, the National Executive of United Voice unanimously determined to ballot the union’s members to amalgamate with the National Union of Workers.
As part of the process of amalgamation, the National Executive has also determined that:
UV use its financial and other resources in support of the Proposed Amalgamation,
of which determination I give you notice.
The full resolution can be viewed here.