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Aged Care Workers Get What They're Owed

In February 2015, Estia management extended the day shift at the Encounter Bay site by 15 minutes. This meant all aged care staff had to stay an extra 15 minutes longer. ... Read more

$13,000 backpay win for Chef Harminder

Harminder Singh worked as a chef at Equinox Cafe at Melbourne Central for 2 years. In that time he was underpaid $9,993 and not paid out his annual worth $2,983.... Read more

Higher Duties WIN

Guards at 80 Collins Street in Melbourne have been fighting for 12 months to be able to go up from level 3 to level 4. In what is a familiar story to... Read more

Cleaner wage theft inquiry calls for fundamental reforms

A fundamental overhaul of Commonwealth tenders to protect vulnerable cleaners is among the key recommendations of a parliamentary inquiry into cleaner wage theft released overnight. The inquiry also accepted arguments... Read more

Teacher Aides Win in Chinchilla

Up to 14 Teacher Aides working at Chinchilla State School have won back-pay for non-payment of rest pauses. For a staggering six years the Teacher Aides were denied pay they... Read more

Tougher penalties for assaults on emergency workers

The people working to save lives shouldn’t have their own put at risk. Unfortunately, that’s all-too-often the case for Northern Territory Paramedics, Patient Transport workers and Fire Fighters. Read more

NOTHING TO CELEBRATE HERE: GENDER EQUALITY SCORECARD


Today’s Gender Equality Scorecard ignores low paid women in feminised sectors. The report is not a comprehensive snapshot of working women in Australia and ignores the systemic undervaluing of workers... Read more

Merivale "zombie" agreement must be terminated

United Voice is representing two casual hospitality workers who have applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate hospitality business Merivale’s “zombie” enterprise agreement, made using the Howard Government’s “WorkChoices”... Read more

Patient Transport Officers Win Permanent Tickets

Five Patient Transport Officers employed by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) have won permanent employment status after having originally been employed as casuals. During discussions last year United Voice and... Read more

David (and his Union) v Goliath

Aged care giant BlueCare recently tried to accuse United Voice member David of putting his feet up at home and not attending scheduled client visits that were part of his... Read more

PENALTY RATE CUT DECISION LOOMS FOR AUSSIE CLUB WORKERS AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS


Australia’s 42,000 club workers are fearful that any week now they will be delivered news of a hefty penalty rate cut.   Clubs Australia will make its final argument to... Read more

WAGE THEFT IS ILLEGAL: ENDEMIC EXPLOITATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS MUST END

RESPONSE TO ‘WAGE THEFT IN SILENCE’ STUDY Read more
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