United Voice WA, the union for support workers and enrolled nurses in public hospitals, is calling on the Government to act immediately on violence in our hospitals by calling for an emergency summit with frontline staff who encounter violence on a daily basis.
United Voice WA Secretary, Carolyn Smith, has said the Government needs to make this their number one priority.Read more
We are only two weeks in and already two country health members have been back paid an accumulated total of $16,000.
How’s that for a start to the year?
United Voice is your union for enrolled nurses, assistants in nursing, hospital support works, and Aboriginal and ethnic health workers. We represent workers in private health across the state and in a range of facilities.
We fight for fair pay, better conditions and job security.
Through collective bargaining United Voice members win pay rises and significant improvements in our conditions of employment.
We empower workers to know their rights at work and advocate on issues impacting us. Members actively work towards solutions in our workplaces and to resolve issue with management through Joint Consultative Committees.
We’ve fought hard and had a lot of wins together – but there’s still work to be done.
The first step is to join United Voice so we’re as strong as possible, and can keep making progress for private health workers.
United Voice is your Union for Support Workers in public and private hospitals.
United voice members in hospitals work as Aboriginal Health Workers, Cleaners, Cooks, CSSD staff, Enrolled Nurses, Food Service Assistants, Kitchen Assistants, Laundry staff, Orderlies, Patient Care Assistants, Porters, Sterilisation Technicians, and more.
We are at the frontline of defending quality public and private health, and quality jobs for hospital workers - having fought hard against budget cuts and privatisation over many years under the previous Liberal Party Government.
We have fought hard and taken a LOT of action together; and it show's.
Government Health support workers in Western Australia have some of the best support worker wages and conditions in Australia.
But there's still a lot of work to done, especially when it comes to insecure work.
That's why we are running the "Target 10" campaign, to:
1) Increase secure Employment
2) Achieve more hours for part-time staff
3) A target of no more than 10% casual or agency usage in each hospital department and occupation
The first step is to make sure our Union is as strong as possible.