United Voice WA is calling on Member for Swan, Steve Irons to explain his aggressive response to a question about penalty rate cuts.
Whilst out campaigning a member of the public politely asked the member why he had voted to cut penalty rates, which garnered an aggressive and bizarre response.
United Voice, the Union for disability support workers, welcomes the announcement of a $527 million funded Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability.
Members support a detailed examination of all forms of exploitation and abuse, and in particular a detailed examination of the impediments to effective reporting and timely responses to poor conduct.
Congratulations to Lou, who after 18 years as a Disability member is retiring.
Working in the care sector for over 35 years, with 18 of those as a Disability Support Worker, Lou has made it her life purpose to bring love and care to others.Read more
United Voice members in Disability Support provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
We are at hand to give you and your family professional care when you need it.
We fight hard to make sure people with a disability have their care needs adequately funded through the NDIS, and to make sure workers get a fair deal too.
Here in WA we have a great "Disability Industry Delegates" group who always take a lead in making decisions which affect Disability Support Workers.
Together, United Voice members have had some great wins over the years - raising wages and improving conditions in for Disability Support Workers across many employers and workplaces.
But there's still a long way to go - that's why it's really important to join your Union!