Change The Rules - National Rally
Every Australian deserves a decent, living wage, no matter what job we do or who we are.
But today, big business and certain politicians have too much power.
They force down our wages, privatise our essential services, cut funding to our schools and hospitals, and let our infrastructure fall behind; all while helping themselves to tax breaks and perks.
Then they blame working people and everyone else for their problems!
It's a joke.
Working people are fighting back. We're uniting together as Australians from every background to win a fairer share for working people - just like we won Medicare, safer workplaces, and marriage equality.
Together, we are unbreakable.
Together, we'll change the rules.
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United Voice WA, the Union for Aged Care workers, is concerned that the Royal Commission into Aged Care announced by the Prime Minister this morning will not tackle the real issue of years of funding cuts by his Government to the sector.
United Voice WA Secretary Carolyn Smith said a Royal Commission will not tell the Australian people anything that they don’t already know.Read more
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
Early childhood educators are increasingly frustrated with the lack of action on fair pay from the Turnbull Government.
Educators are urging parents to keep their kids at home on March 27 as part of the next big step in their fight for fair pay.
‘Keep You Children at Home Day’ will allow educators all over the nation to highlight the current educator wage crisis and to put pressure on the Turnbull Government to address this as a priority.
As we come out of our first month of the New Year, many workplaces are getting into Enterprise Bargaining.
For most Union members this is known to be a standard process every three years or so, often with many delegates taking part.
United Voice members are always at the table, because Union members know what they want and how working together gets the best results.
And whilst this occurs at many different workplaces all through the year, the process can be confusing.
That's why we're going to simplify it for you.
Often known as your ‘Agreement’, a federal Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is made in two key steps:
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