Jobs you can count on


Jobs You Can Count On is a United Voice campaign to address the growth in inequality and insecure work.

We believe that each and every Australian is entitled to a fair opportunity to provide for themselves and their family; that everyone should be able to plan for their future.

Our vision is an economy based on jobs which are safe and secure with guaranteed hours and fair wages.


Inequality is not inevitable

Many other parts of the world are becoming more, not less, equal. In Denmark and the Netherlands, the share of national income taken by the top 1% has fallen to historic lows.

United Voice members are leading the fight to combat the growing inequality in Australia.


Workers joining United Voice and getting active in their union is the solution to inequality

We believe that Union is the solution to the inequality crisis. Our members are fighting to improve their lives; everything we do is to that end. One solution is industry bargaining – giving all workers a genuine voice through industry bargaining is the solution to the wage crisis.

Industry bargaining involves a collective agreement that covers all workers in an industry or sector of the economy. It contrasts to enterprise bargaining where agreements only cover individual firms.

Industry bargaining is not radical. Many OECD countries actively facilitate industry level collective bargaining to address equality and economic growth. Industry bargaining is vital for United Voice members who, due to the areas they work in, cannot access any gains through enterprise bargaining.

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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

Back pay wins for Ambulance Officers

United Voice Queensland delegates and officials have been busy during the past few months, representing ambulance officers in a number of matters to ensure they receive their correct pay and... Read more

Back At Work

This week, United Voice members welcome the return of Melbourne Airport Security's longest serving union delegate, Mo.  Mo and his union fought to get his job back since he was... Read more

$830,000 won back for early educators!

When educational provider G8 made educators from 16 centres redundant, they tried to get away without paying redundancy. Read more

Compulsory Training Unpaid? Yeah, nah...

Imagine being told you have to attend training outside working hours – unpaid. Not only did eight United Voice members employed by Catholic Healthcare Fortitude Valley think this was unfair,... Read more

Access to leave when you need it most

Michael, a dealer at Melbourne's Crown Casino, had to take leave due to a family tragedy. When he returned, and despite providing the necessary proof, his employers subtracted the time... Read more

Cleaners win back jobs

Two more cleaners from Melbourne’s Iconic Flinders Street Station have won back their jobs. These cleaners lost their permanent contracts with only a days’ notice and were put onto casual... Read more

Paramedic Registration costs covered

Paramedics are on the frontline, saving lives and serving their community. Now, the Government has agreed to cover one of the compulsory fees they have to pay to keep getting... Read more

Winning back fair hours

Imagine walking into work and being told you had to do the same, arduous work, but in 90 minutes less… That’s what happened to some United Voice members in South... Read more
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