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Disability Members Stop Privatisation

United Voice members employed by Disability South Australia were recently successful in stopping the privatisation of essential public disability services in South Australia. In June 2018, the Marshall State Government... Read more

AMBULANCE CALL ANSWERED

Stress, time pressures and the resulting fatigue experienced by under-resourced Queensland ambulance crews will be eased thanks to 200 extra paramedics announced in the state’s budget this week. Expanding communities... Read more

Statement by United Voice

Trade unionists strive every day for a society that is fair and equal, a society where people work and live in safety and where we treat others with dignity and... Read more

PM GETS A PAY RISE, WORKERS GET A PAY CUT

On the same day the Prime Minister enjoys a salary increase of more than $10,000, about 700,000 retail and hospitality workers will have their pay cut. Read more

Ross wins his job back

Ross Wunungmurra is a Patrol Officer in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. In a rush to complete his time sheet, Ross accidentally filled out the week he had actually been away.... Read more

School scores 100!

Congratulations to Hambledon State School cleaners on achieving 100% union membership! United Voice delegate Tracey has worked really hard at the school just south of Cairns this year to get... Read more

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST DODGY BOSSES

Hospitality worker Chloe was working 10 and 11 hour shifts on a Sunday during the Christmas period getting paid a flat rate of $21.50, no penalty rates given.  At the... Read more

Brian wins backpay

Even when you’ve been ripped off for years, you can still get what you're owed if you're in your union. United Voice member Brian Linkhorn spent years with his former... Read more

EXTRA 57 CENTS WILL MAKE NO MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE TO LOW PAID WORKERS

Statement from Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary, United Voice: 57 cents an hour makes no meaningful difference to our members working full time across Australia – workers who educate, care for,... Read more

STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BOB HAWKE

The death of Labor legend Bob Hawke reminds us today of the power of union women and men to change the shape of this country for the better. Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS BUT NO NEW JOBS: NEW RESEARCH


The proof is in: after two years of penalty rate cuts no extra jobs have been created, according to new research released today by Macquarie University and Wollongong University economists. ... Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS BITE IN REGIONAL ELECTORATES


The biggest national losers from penalty rate cuts work in the CBD electorates of Sydney and Melbourne, according to new data showing the geographic spread of penalty rate cuts across... Read more
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