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Tassie members scrap the government pay cap!

Since 2011 Tasmanian governments have capped the wages of Tasmanians working in the public sector. Education Facility Attendants (EFAs), the cleaners and groundskeepers of Tassie’s public schools, weren’t copping it... Read more

Funeral Industry Win

The four-yearly review of the Funeral Industry Award 2010 is complete, and we've had two wins for our members! Read more

Dodgy operators get the boot!

Security officers, contract cleaners and hospitality staff will be among workers better off after the Queensland State Government cracked down on shoddy contractors. Its revised procurement policy raises the bar... Read more

Security Guard's unpaid wages won

When the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games closed in April 2018, Harsh Patel had only been paid for four of the 10 shifts he’d worked as a security officer for one... Read more

Safety for Correctional Officers

For two years, Correctional Officers (COs) have been fighting to have their say on safety in prisons. COs rallied, walked off the job and spoke to the media as members... Read more

Zoo members winning the "lion's share"

While employers across Australia are trying to push wages down, union members at Zoos Victoria have won an incredible 6.6% pay increase (a total 11.3% over 3 years)! ✊✊✊ How'd they do it?... Read more

Wins starting to come through at the Casino

Star Gold Coast Casino workers employed under a new Star 2018 EBA received a 3% pay rise as of July. The Star 2018 EBA also provides permanent staff with a... Read more


United Voice, the hospitality union, is shocked at the revelations of the true extent of wage theft at celebrity chef George Calombaris’s restaurants. Hard-working Australian’s were ripped off nearly $8... Read more

A Win For Dad

When Wilson Security decided to introduce new rosters without proper consultation, Tony contacted his union. The new roster meant Tony couldn’t look after his kids on days that he needed... Read more

Sonam and Damcho get what they're owed

When the cleaning contractor at their school changed, Sonam and Damcho’s former employer refused to pay out their annual leave. The boss had incorrectly classified them as casuals. As union... Read more

Education back pay under new EBA

United Voice Queensland Teacher Aides and School Cleaners have this week received their back pay, after successfully campaigning for new enterprise agreements. The new enterprise agreements, which were officially approved... Read more

Winning formula for Queensland ambos

The wins keep on coming for Queensland ambulance officers, thanks to the hard work of dedicated United Voice delegates across the state. On top the recent budget boost for extra... Read more
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