United Voice, the hospitality union is disappointed that more hospitality workers will receive a pay cut, while Malcolm Turnbull gets a pay rise.
United Voice, the union for disability workers, welcomes the transition for Western Australians into the Federal National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) on Sunday July 1st, however knows there are still issues to overcome.
"Being a Union member has helped me a number of times, but sometimes it's the little things which really matter." - Richard
Richard works in security, and until recently he had been employed as a 'casual' - despite working full-time hours for over 12 months in a row.
As a man in his sixties, the lack of job security as a casual was a serious concern for Richard. So, when his employer advertised a number of permanent positions, Richard was very keen.
Unfortunately, Richard was also a bit nervous and didn't like his chances of getting one of these permanent jobs - particularly because of his age. He wasn’t even sure whether or not it was worth trying.
But Richard is a Union member and decided to call the Union office to seek an honest opinion and a bit of support.Read more
They say in life "nothing is certain but death and taxes"...
But it seems the rich and powerful are certainly managing to cheat their way out of paying taxes, as revealed in the Paradise Papers.
Like most Australian's you probably pay your fair share of tax. You pay fuel taxes, land rates and GST - and you probably pay tax on your income too. You may not always like paying tax, but you pay anyway because you know we are ALL better off when you do.
You know that paying your taxes keeps your local hospital open, helps make sure kids have access to quality education, and provides for upkeep of the roads and other public services on which we all rely.
Unfortunately not everyone feels the same way.
Some, like the current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, seem more interested in using tax-havens to game the system and avoid paying their fair share of tax. (SMH)Read more
This is a letter that has been penned by United Voice Aged Care member who will be identified as A.
I have worked in aged care for 18 years, partly as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) and later as an Enrolled Nurse and in all this time there has always been this battle for funding to manage the care for residents.
But I must say that these times are the worst I have experienced.
The money that Government has clawed back is severely damaging the level of care aged care providers can provide.Read more
United Voice and United Voice Legal are pleased to announce Stefania McGrath has been recognised as one of Western Australia’s top plaintiff workers’ compensation lawyers.
Stefania, who joined at United Voice Legal just over a year ago, is now regarded as one of the best in the business, listed in the prestigious legal publication Doyles Guide.Read more
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.