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 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.
This morning United Voice National Secretary Jo-anne Schofield announced that the Union has asked the Fair Work Commission to immediately conclude the penalty rates issue.
United Voice have asked for an ongoing stay to delay the changes, before ultimately taking it to the Federal Court for appeal.Read more
Earlier this week, prominent restaurant owner and celebrity chef George Calombaris made headlines for grossly underpaying 162 employees in at least three of his restaurants in Melbourne.Read more
The Fair Work Commission decision in February to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates has left many in the hospitality sector reeling.
The Turnbull Government has actively come out in support of the FWC ruling, stating a workplace move towards a "seven day economy."
The cuts, to be introduced in July, will equate to approximately $2,000 less in pay per year, reducing hospitality workers’ ability to make ends meet and pay for everyday necessities.Read more
Thousands of United Voice members in tourism-related fields like hospitality and retail will benefit from a $425 million investment in the tourism industry if a McGowan Labor Government is elected in March.
Mr McGowan understands the return on taxpayer funding for tourism is high, and the investment will secure jobs, promote the state, and boost the economy.Read more
Across Australia today, thousands of workers have stood together with their workmates, families, friends and neighbours to protest against the Abbott Government.
The Federal Liberal Government has set up a Productivity Commission to examine penalty rates, the minimum wage and workplace conditions, which could have huge impacts on the lives of union members.
In Perth more than 1500 people rallied on the steps of Parliament House. (photos here)
Union members from across the state stood together in unity, to fight against the Abbott government’s blatant anti-worker agenda.
United Voice member and hospitality worker Jessie addressed the huge crowd on the steps of Parliament House today.
Watch the full speech:
AHS Hospitality Group Pty Limited (Rendezvous Hotel) Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2003
Catering Employees and Tea Attendants (Government) Award
Clerks' (Hotels, Motels and Clubs) Award 1979
Club Workers Award
Collins Finance and Management Pty Ltd - Sizzler Restaurant - Employees - Certified Agreement 1998
Fast Food Industry Award 2010
Fast Food Outlets Award 1990
Hospitality Group Training / LHMU - Collective Agreement 2007-2011
Hospitality Industry - Accomodation, Resorts and Gaming Award 1988
Hospitality Industry - Nationwide Venue Management Pty Ltd - Employees (Interim) Award 1999 [Transitional]
Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010
Hospitality Sector WA United Voice - Crown Perth Enterprise Agreement 2013
Hotel and Tavern Workers Award No 31 of 1977
Laundry Workers' Award, 1981
Lisbon (WA) Pty Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2010-2014
Motel, Hostel, Service Flats and Boarding House Award
Motels, Accommodation and Resorts Award 1998 [Transitional]
Parmelia Hilton Perth
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010
Restaurant Industry Award 2010
Restaurant, Tearoom and Catering Workers Award 1979
Sheraton Perth & LHMU Collective Agreement 2010
Smarte Carte Australia Pty Ltd Workplace Agreement 2008
Spotless Hospitality Services Venues Workplace Agreement Western Australia 2008