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School scores 100!

Congratulations to Hambledon State School cleaners on achieving 100% union membership! United Voice delegate Tracey has worked really hard at the school just south of Cairns this year to get... Read more

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST DODGY BOSSES

Hospitality worker Chloe was working 10 and 11 hour shifts on a Sunday during the Christmas period getting paid a flat rate of $21.50, no penalty rates given.  At the... Read more

Brian wins backpay

Even when you’ve been ripped off for years, you can still get what you're owed if you're in your union. United Voice member Brian Linkhorn spent years with his former... Read more

EXTRA 57 CENTS WILL MAKE NO MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE TO LOW PAID WORKERS

Statement from Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary, United Voice: 57 cents an hour makes no meaningful difference to our members working full time across Australia – workers who educate, care for,... Read more

STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BOB HAWKE

The death of Labor legend Bob Hawke reminds us today of the power of union women and men to change the shape of this country for the better. Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS BUT NO NEW JOBS: NEW RESEARCH


The proof is in: after two years of penalty rate cuts no extra jobs have been created, according to new research released today by Macquarie University and Wollongong University economists. ... Read more

PENALTY RATE CUTS BITE IN REGIONAL ELECTORATES


The biggest national losers from penalty rate cuts work in the CBD electorates of Sydney and Melbourne, according to new data showing the geographic spread of penalty rate cuts across... Read more

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
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