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REVEALING NEW AGED CARE RESEARCH WELCOMED

AGED CARE WORKERS TOO RUSHED AND UNDER TOO MUCH PRESSURE TO PROVIDE QUALITY CARE Aged care unions United Voice and HSU welcome the findings in the research report “Meeting the... Read more

Permanent health win!

Two Dental Assistants were successfully converted from temporary to permanent positions after negotiations between United Voice, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Services (DDH), and Queensland Health. Read more

WHERE IS THE AGED CARE MINISTER? SILENCE AFTER A WEEK OF REVELATIONS ON CHRONIC UNDERSTAFFING


Time and time again at the Aged Care Royal Commission hearings this week workers, experts, academics, unions and peak bodies raised the issue of understaffing. The Commission’s week of hearings... Read more

By George! Calombaris finally pays out to former worker Orlaith Belfrage

Disgraced celebrity chef George Calombaris has finally paid back former staff member Orlaith Belfrage $8316, after his company spent years insisting they did not owe her a cent.   Read more

EXCESSIVE WORKLOADS, CHRONIC UNDER-STAFFING, WORKERS PLANNING TO QUIT SECTOR


5,000 AGED CARE WORKERS SURVEYED: LARGEST EVER WORKFORCE SURVEY RELEASED TODAY Read more

Permanency win for Hospital Staff!

Just over a year ago​ In August 2018, Premier Mark McGowan announced they would be tackling the ongoing issue of permanency in the ​Public Sector in Western Australia - including... Read more

Cleaner reinstated after loss

A contract cleaner in a South Brisbane shopping centre has won his job back after being dismissed for returning from visiting his dying mother later than he anticipated. Read more

Casino new starters given crash course in union power

When two Tasmanian casinos insisted on mandatory training courses for new starters without paying them, their United Voice colleagues were quick to stand up for them. Read more

Big wins result in education wage boosts

This month Queensland teacher aides and school cleaners are receiving their second annual pay rise in their new EBAs. Their first pay rise, in July, was back-dated to September 2018.... Read more

Super amnesty lets wage thieves go 'Scott Morrison' free

The Morrison Government has opened the door to thousands of corporations to go “Scott Morrison” free from billions of dollars in wage theft. Read more

Wage theft reforms need to overcome Morrison's appalling track record

Today’s announcement of a discussion paper airing the possibility of serious criminal penalties for wage theft is a welcome step forward but does little to address the Morrison government’s appalling... Read more

FIRST EVER ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT FOR ABORIGINAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

The first Northern Territory Government Aboriginal Health Practitioner enterprise agreement has been approved by a majority of employees who voted in the ballot.     Read more
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