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PENALTY RATE WIN – 42,000 CLUB WORKERS HAVE PENALTY RATES SAVED IN FWC DECISION


Today 42,000 clubs workers have had their penalty rates saved. Workers stood up and fought against a broken system that threatened them with a pay cut.     Read more

LAUNDRY WORKERS TAKE FIRST BIG STEP

Workers at Princes Linen Altona, in Melbourne, voted this weekend to go bargaining in a majority support determination that was supported by over 75% of workers. The Altona laundry crew... Read more

North Queensland education members stand up for their rights

A North Queensland teacher aide found herself left in the lurch at the worst possible time, when she was about to take leave to have a baby. The teacher aide... Read more

WIN FOR EXPLOITED CANBERRA WORKERS

Massage therapists have won their unfair dismissal case against Canberra Foot and Thai. Delo Be was brought from the Philippines to Canberra by a man called Colin Elvin. There she... Read more

Chances of success increase at casino

Over 600 team members at Treasury Casino attended United Voice workshops to fight for a job they can count on. Team members discussed issues such as career progression, job security... Read more

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – LOW PAY FUELLING RETIREMENT ANXIETY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

On International Women’s Day early childhood educators are raising awareness of the flow on effects of a feminised workforce being denied professional pay. Read more

Stopping Wage Theft In Tassie

A hospitality worker wasn’t paid two weeks’ worth of wages. When the worker couldn’t get a straight answer out of their boss, they called their union, United Voice. Read more

AIRPORT SECURITY OFFICERS BAG BETTER EBA

Around 140 United Voice members working for Trident as security officers at Cairns and Mackay airports have won a number of improvements in their latest EBA. Income protection, guaranteed hours... Read more

KEN WYATT ONCE AGAIN FAILS AGED CARE WORKERS AND OLDER AUSTRALIANS


Today’s announcement from Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt of extra funding for residential aged care is just another example of this Liberal Government’s smoke and mirror show in the... Read more

Education Support Staff Secure Jobs They Can Count On

As workers - when we stand together, we WIN! Since September 2017, United Voice members and the Department of Education have been working through a joint review into the Fixed... Read more

Qld Government listens to United Voice members

United Voice members across Queensland have welcomed moves by the State Government to outlaw wage theft, after it accepted all recommendations from a recent Parliamentary Inquiry. Among its recommendations, the... Read more

BE AN ETHICAL SUPERHOST: COMPANY CREATED BY REFUGEE CLEANERS LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP


In an Australian first, a company created by refugee cleaners after a two-year legal battle for their entitlements will launch a pilot program with Airbnb. In the ethical tourism partnership,... Read more
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