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Aged Care workers win leave back-pay

More than 1000 Blue Care shift workers in Queensland have won back-pay for a significant amount of annual leave loading dating back to December 2012. United Voice members working for... Read more

Cleaners in Craigieburn Kick Out Capricious Contracts

Cleaners at Craigieburn Central, a shopping centre in Melbourne, have been undergoing a stressful period of contract change. Their new employer, AGS, tried to steal Union cleaners’ overtime using dodgy... Read more

Cleaners Winning in Canberra

Unionised cleaners in the ACT have just had a couple of wage theft wins. Cleaners don’t just work in offices and supermarkets. Sometimes their workplaces have high security measures in... Read more

"Yenny knew her rights"

By being in her Union Yenny Yanni was able to take up the fight against underpayment and unfair treatment and won. Yenny has been a school cleaner in the Sydney metro... Read more

QGAir negotiations landing smoothly

After many months of negotiations with their employer, members of Queensland Government Air (QGAir) Rescue from Cairns, Townsville and Archerfield bases reached an in-principle agreement around wages and conditions for... Read more

Reinstated ... WITH BACK PAY!

Cleaner Sai Suraj Anam was working as a cleaner at Viewbank College in Melbourne when he raised a query about underpayment. A few weeks later he was sacked!  Sai wasn’t taking this lying down,... Read more

"We worked those hours, we should get paid"

Members at the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital have won backpay after being rostered half an hour early for their shift for several years. United Voice member Kerry said “In... Read more

Delegates Advice Helps Young Worker

Jonelle is a United Voice delegate working in Aged Care in Queensland, but her commitment to vulnerable workers doesn’t stop there. When her union involvement came up recently at her... Read more

OUT OF TOUCH FINDINGS FROM RED TAPE COMMITTEE AN ATTACK ON THE EARLY EDUCATION & CARE SECTOR

United Voice, the early childhood union, calls on the Government to reject the recommendations outlined in the Effect of red tape on child care report, tabled yesterday by the Select... Read more

Cleaners speak up for change

Cleaners from across the country spoke out to a Senate inquiry into wage theft from cleaners, winning a series of recommendations to address problems in the industry. Props to brave... Read more

Winning Off The Back Of Workers

Victoria’s election showed the power of workers.  The landslide re-election of the Victorian Labor government last weekend was, in no small part, due to the significant reforms won by United... Read more

Win at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital catering staff took action out the front of the hospital before their meeting with management over their ongoing refusal to allow catering staff to elect and... Read more
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