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EASTER HIT: WORKERS LOSE $80 MILLION DURING HOLIDAY ‘BONANZA’


New research shows an upcoming public holiday “bonanza” will result in $80 million in lost pay for more than half a million Australian workers during a ten-day period stretching from... Read more

AUSTRALIA’S AGED CARE WORKERS UNITE – RELEASE SOLUTIONS TO AGED CARE CRISIS


Tens of thousands of aged care workers unite across Australia today to release their solutions – as the workers at the forefront – to the aged care crisis. Aged care cannot... Read more

Government acts on safety concerns

The Queensland Government has responded to pressure from United Voice to address serious safety concerns at a privately run prison by announcing that the facility will be placed in public... Read more

42,000 PEOPLE'S PENALTY RATES SAVED - NOW TO RESTORE AND PROTECT ALL OF THEM

42,000 bartenders, chefs and waitstaff in clubs all over Australia have fought hard, joined their union and made their voice heard … and have just had their penalty rates saved!... Read more

NO BUDGET BOOST FOR CRISIS IN AGED CARE


The Budget has let down older Australians, with this Government showing no desire to address the aged care funding crisis. Read more

TAX CUTS DON’T MAKE UP FOR PENALTY RATE CUTS


The Morrison Government has shown its true colours when it comes to workers’ pay packets, offering miserly tax cuts to offset thousands of dollars lost or at risk from penalty... Read more

CAR PARKS OVER EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: NO VISION FROM MORRISON’S BUDGET ONCE AGAIN


The Morrison Government has once again shown it has no vision for Australia’s early education sector and its workforce. Read more

UNION WAGES WAR ON COALITION PENALTY RATE ATTACK


The union representing workers from industries including hospitality, aged care, security and manufacturing has today launched a massive, multi-million dollar campaign against the Liberal-National Government’s cuts to penalty rates. Read more

A WIN WON BACK!

Members won. Management threatened to take their win away. Members fought back. Members won again... and got paid to celebrate!In November 2018, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital catering staff took action... Read more

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
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