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 other job.
Without any formal investigation, the employer decided that her sick leave was not genuine and told the employee to resign.
The employer called, emailed and texted, pressuring her to sign resignation papers.Read more
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will boost young workers’ pay rates – in some cases almost doubling them – after the company was forced to drop its outdated “zombie” WorkChoices agreement.
Under a 2007 agreement workers were trapped on a flat rate below award wages for most working hours, meaning they did not get extra pay for working weekends or night shifts.
Two brave young workers, represented by their union, took Merivale to the Fair Work Commission and the company agreed it would adopt award wages from March 4.
The commission was told that compared to Merivale’s existing pay structure, workers should have been receiving much higher rates under the award.Read more
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 fight for their entitlements.
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 discrepancies over permanency and not being paid their full entitlements.
They were sick of being swept under the rug by management, so they called their union.
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 aides stood side by side to get in-principle agreement on a number of real improvements.Read more
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 QAS agreed to give long term casual Patient Transport Officers a guaranteed pathway to full-time employment.Read more
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 In-Home Personal Carer role in regional Queensland.
He was shocked that after over a decade of committed service in the role he could have such serious accusations thrown at him.
So what was BlueCare on about? Well, according to them, their GPS system showed his car was staying put and not moving from location to location.Read more
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 entitlements.
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 stood down 3 months ago.
Mo won and had his first day back on Monday.Read more
When educational provider G8 made educators from 16 centres redundant, they tried to get away without paying redundancy.Read more