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MAD RANT CAN’T HIDE PENALTY RATE CUTS


When a member of the public asks an elected representative about their voting record in parliament, the elected representative should be able to calmly explain and defend their rationale. This... Read more

WAGE THEFT IN ELECTION SPOTLIGHT: MELBOURNE EAT STREET THEFT


A complaint has been filed with the Fair Work Ombudsman raising alarm at extreme levels of wage theft on Chapel Street, one of Melbourne’s premier restaurant and hospitality strips. Read more

HISTORIC PAY WIN FOR LOW PAID EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS


Today marks a historic professional pay win for early childhood educators across Australia, 96% of whom are women. Bill Shorten has announced that a Labor Government will fund a 20%... Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS COST WORKERS $2.9 BILLION


Statement attributable to Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary, United Voice: Figures released today by the McKell Institute show the Coalition’s cuts to penalty rates would strip Australian workers of $2.9 billion... Read more

Ambulance officers prompt emergency action

Queensland Ambulance Officers fed up with having their vehicles ramped outside hospitals with their patients due to Emergency Department overcrowding have had their voices heard. Supported by United Voice, on-road... Read more

A little recognition goes a long way

A paramedic with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) recently won recognition of her prior service with the NSW Ambulance Service and the Australian Defence Force. The prior service recognition, dating... Read more

HARSH IMPACT OF PENALTY RATE CUTS REVEALED

New figures showing hospitality workers will be up to $9,360 worse off over the next three years due to penalty rate cuts highlight the harsh impact the cuts have had... Read more

WATER DEAL AND $80M EASTER RIP-OFF SHOWS COALITION'S WARPED PRIORITIES

Revelations that the Liberal-National government has spent $80 million buying water from a company based in a tax haven and linked to a Coalition frontbencher shows the Coalition’s warped priorities... Read more

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
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