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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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

Funding win for new education agreements

United Voice teacher aide and school cleaner members in Queensland have secured a funding commitment from the State Labor Government for a new package of conditions. School cleaners and teacher... 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

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
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