Jobs you can count on

WHAT ARE WE CAMPAIGNING FOR?

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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LAUNDRY WORKERS TAKE FIRST BIG STEP

Workers at Princes Linen Altona, in Melbourne, voted this weekend to go bargaining in a majority support determination that was supported by over 75% of workers. The Altona laundry crew... Read more

WIN FOR EXPLOITED CANBERRA WORKERS

Massage therapists have won their unfair dismissal case against Canberra Foot and Thai. Delo Be was brought from the Philippines to Canberra by a man called Colin Elvin. There she... Read more

Chances of success increase at casino

Over 600 team members at Treasury Casino attended United Voice workshops to fight for a job they can count on. Team members discussed issues such as career progression, job security... Read more

Education Support Staff Secure Jobs They Can Count On

As workers - when we stand together, we WIN! Since September 2017, United Voice members and the Department of Education have been working through a joint review into the Fixed... Read more

Qld Government listens to United Voice members

United Voice members across Queensland have welcomed moves by the State Government to outlaw wage theft, after it accepted all recommendations from a recent Parliamentary Inquiry. Among its recommendations, the... Read more

A win for flexibility around family

Returning from parental leave only to find your employer is inflexible about your new family commitments is the last thing you need. An Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) in Queensland, who... Read more

Reinstated with an apology

A migrant woman working two cleaning jobs in Northern Tasmania called in sick to one of her jobs. Later in the day, she was able to make it to her... Read more

Rich lister forced to boost young workers’ pay rates

Nightclub empire Merivale owned by rich-lister Justin Hemmes will boost young workers’ pay rates – in some cases almost doubling them – after the company was forced to drop its... Read more

No space in Tassie car park for unfair dismissal

A car park worker lodged an unfair dismissal case in Tasmania. Luckily the worker was a member of their union, and with the backing of United Voice, was able to... Read more

$16,000 for WA Country Health Members

Two weeks into the new year and already two WA country health members have won a combined $16,000 in back pay. While both members work at different hospitals, they noticed... Read more
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