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
It's good to see the little guy get a win every now and then, don't you think?
Earlier this year casual workers were given the right to request permanency in a historic Fair Work Commission decision.
A few months later, a multi-national corporation has become the first company fined for refusing to give a permanent position to a casual employee.
In the Federal Court decision on October 16, Toll Transport were ordered to pay $42,500 in penalties, including $10,000 for refusing Joshua Tomvald's request to go permanent.
Joshua is covered by a Union negotiated Enterprise Agreement, which secured him a little more protection than non-unionised workers relying on the Award, but the Federal Court's message to all Employers was very clear:
Refuse valid requests for permanency at your own peril.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.
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.
For Education Assistant Tiffany her daily commute from Ellenbrook to her work in Redcliffe is her worst nightmare.
With only two roads leading in and out of Ellenbrook the outcome of her drive to work is always the same – slow, long and irritating.
The 48km return journey takes her up to two hours every day and amounts to more than $200 every fortnight in fuel.
But sadly this isn’t an uncommon story among Ellenbrook residents, and that is why so many of them want a rail line.
Over the past nine years the Barnett Liberal Government have lied and broken promises on local transport. In 2008 it was the Ellenbrook rail line and in 2013 it was MAX Light Rail.
And under the Liberal’s plan Ellenbrook residents could be waiting another 30 years.Read more
Phyllis De Gois, a proud United Voice member for almost forty years, and theatre technician at Royal Perth Hospital says the proposed changes to security at public hospitals is vital to keeping staff and patients out of harmful and violent situations.
On Sunday 1st January Mark McGowan announced new measures which would bring a heightened level of safety to frontline security staff at major public hospitals.Read more