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Permanent Contracts Won

Cleaners at iconic Melbourne landmark Flinders Street Station were forced, after a contract change, to sign casual contracts replacing their permanent positions or lose their jobs completely.   Read more

SUPER SATURDAY - What does it mean for you?

Longman, Queensland. Squeezed in between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, this area is full of people who deserve a job, and public services, they can count on. Susan Lamb is... Read more

CLUB PENALTY RATE CASE IN DISARRAY, 42,000 WORKERS IN LIMBO


42,000 club workers are in limbo today. Clubs Australia’s application to attack the penalty rates of club workers is in complete disarray with their last-minute application to change their case.... Read more

TODAY’S CHILDCARE CHANGES LEAVE EDUCATORS AND TOO MANY FAMILIES BEHIND

United Voice, the early childhood union, criticises the government’s changes being implemented today for failing to address the early childhood education and care (ECEC) wage crisis. Today is a missed... Read more

CHILDCARE CHANGES IGNORE EDUCATOR WAGE CRISIS

Providing quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is absolutely dependent on a highly skilled workforce of early childhood educators. The Government’s Jobs for Families changes being implemented from 2... Read more

SUNDAY’S PENALTY RATE CUT TRAPS WORKERS IN THE WAGE CRISIS

Some of Australia’s lowest-paid workers are facing a penalty rate cut this weekend – with the full force of the cuts still to come. The next 10 percentage point cut... Read more

For a happier life - and a job you can count on!

One big benefit of being in your union is almost never mentioned: it makes you happier. There are lots of benefits to being a union member - you've probably heard... Read more

OUR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SYSTEM HAS FAILED WORKERS, EVATT FOUNDATION SPEECH ON INDUSTRY BARGAINING

In an address to The Evatt Foundation, one of Australia’s biggest unions argues that the failure of the current industrial relations system requires a new social contract to be forged... Read more

REFORMS NEEDED FOR OUR CLEANING WORKFORCE: INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY FOR CLEANERS

Today is International Justice Day for Cleaners. The day is an opportunity to pause for thought about the situation too many workers are now facing in Australia. It is an... Read more

MINIMUM WAGE RESPONSE: SYSTEMIC FIX IS NEEDED FOR LOW-PAID WORKERS, PENALTY RATE CUTS IGNORED

Statement from Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary, United Voice: United Voice joins the ACTU in welcoming the increase to the minimum wage today. The power of unions played an important role... Read more

Here's to a great result!

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... Read more

Aged Care members lobby government

Elderly Australians are choosing to stay in their own homes longer. This means they are coming to residential home care later in life, when their care needs are greater. At... Read more
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