As the end of the year draws closer, workers are finding it harder to maintain composure and keep spirits high due to the heightened busy period.
Staff morale and mental health are crucial all year round, but with the increasing workload that comes with the end of the year, many feel the pain of stress, overexertion and exhaustion.Read more
The results of a recent United Voice survey show the sad reality of the of sexual harassment in the hospitality sector.
Statistics show 89% of the 306 female hospitality workers questioned have experienced some form of sexual harassment whilst at work, with 19% of those surveyed having been sexually assaulted.
United Voice, the Aged Care Union is excited launch the Our Turn to Care campaign.
Today United Voice members, older Australians and family members stood together and lined up on Alexander Drive to show passing commuters why this campaign is so important to them.Read more
United Voice, the Health Union, is pleased to announce the approval of the new Hospital Support Workers Industrial Agreement.
Hospital Support Workers, from multiple hospitals, spent months bargaining with the Department of Health and secured some great wins, including protecting jobs and preventing privatisation.
Australia is finally addressing domestic and sexual violence that is happening on a daily basis.
In 2017 alone, nearly 40 women have been killed as a result of domestic violence, with one in four women Australia wide experiencing sexual or physical violence.
As of July 1, United Voice has made the big decision to not increase Union Fees for the upcoming year.
United voice WA, the Union for hospitality workers and cleaners, are appalled by the exploitation and underpayment of migrant workers uncovered in a two year investigation by Unions NSW.
The report comes in just months after popular Perth restaurant chain Hans Café was fined for underpaying migrant workers, including international students and working visa holders.
United Voice members are disappointed in the Fair Work Commission’s decision under the Turnbull Government to cut penalty rates.
Members in hospitality will be especially hit with their penalty rates reduced on Sundays and public holidays.
United Voice Legal
Here at United Voice Legal we know that anyone going about their work or travelling by car can suffer an unexpected injury at any time. Dealing with the consequences can be an extremely difficult time.
United Voice Legal are a legal practice experienced in helping injured people with their personal claims.
Our mission is to provide quality legal services and to protect workers’ rights and interests.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance payment for workers if you are injured or become sick due to your work. Workers’ compensation includes payments to workers which cover your:
- wages while you are not fit for work; and
- medical expenses and rehabilitation costs.
Though workers compensation' is a scheme designed to ensure workplace injuries are managed fairly, it can be a complicated process to navigate. Especially while you are trying to deal with ongoing injury or illness.
In many cases, you are likely to need legal advice during your workers’ compensation journey; for example if your claim is disputed, your payments cease unexpectedly or an offer of settlement is made.
It is also important to note that strict time frames apply to the workers' compensation claims process, and this is especially the case if your injury occurred as a result of your employer’s negligence.
If you believe your injury or illness is your employer's or some other person’s fault (negligence) you should seek legal advice immediately.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents are also covered by a compulsory insurance scheme with a range of rules and timeframes applying to the claims process.
If you need legal assistance in dealing with injury claims related to a motor vehicle accident, United Voice Legal are here to help - enquire online.
Special discount for Union members:
We offer a special discount to United Voice members and their families for our legal services.
If you are a United Voice member, contact your Union office to seek a referral for assistance from United Voice Legal.