United Voice is your Aged Care Union, dedicated to protecting quality jobs for Aged Care workers and quality care for older Australians.
Thousands of aged-care workers in both home-care and residential aged care are United Voice members, including personal carers, gardeners, cooks, cleaners and more.
We have a presence in all major Aged Care workplaces and employer groups, including Aegis, Amana Living, Baptist Care, Bethanie, Braemar, Brightwater, Catholic Homes, Hall & Prior, Juniper, Southern Cross and many more.
United Voice members are some of the most knowledgable and experienced people in the sector, and members concerns and experiences are integral to the success and quality of aged care in Australia.
That's why United Voice members play such a pivotal role in providing a voice for thousands of carers, and older Australians in care, through the Our Turn To Care campaign.
Our Turn To Care supports quality care and a dignified life for all older Australians. The campaign calls on the federal government to increase aged care funding and make it reliable.
Whether you work as a casual or permanent staff member, part time or full time United Voice represents you.
Everyone in Australia has the right to join a union.
Hospitality employees work incredibly hard around the clock to keep our communities buzzing, in Hotels, Pubs, Clubs, Cafes and Restaurants right across the state.
These very same hospitality workers also face some of the most insecure employment conditions in Australia.
Most are employed casually and often feel as if they are at the mercy of their employer with regard to whether or not, and how much work they get each week.
Many work weekends and late night shifts, and are now facing the erosion of their pay through ongoing penalty rates cuts.
It's not fair - but it doesn't have to be that way. By working together we can win change.
What does a Unionised workplace look like in hospitality?
Imagine: You go to work on a Sunday and get 250% pay, and you KNOW it can't be touched by the Government - your penalty rates are secure in your EBA. And what's more - you know that any time your employer wants to change things, you and your fellow workers will have a say in what happens.
That's what it's like for staff at Crown Perth - a unionised hospitality site.
You can protect your penalty rates too - the first step is to join your Union.
Not only are Penalty Rates important in enabling hospitality workers to earn a liveable wage, they also fair compensation for putting in hours that most people spend relaxing with friends and family.
Through our Union, hospitality workers across Australia are fighting for greater work security, secure penalty rates and better pay.
Because everyone deserves a Job You Can Count On.
United Voice members in Disability Support provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
We are at hand to give you and your family professional care when you need it.
We fight hard to make sure people with a disability have their care needs adequately funded through the NDIS, and to make sure workers get a fair deal too.
Here in WA we have a great "Disability Industry Delegates" group who always take a lead in making decisions which affect Disability Support Workers.
Together, United Voice members have had some great wins over the years - raising wages and improving conditions in for Disability Support Workers across many employers and workplaces.
But there's still a long way to go - that's why it's really important to join your Union!
United Voice members work as Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers, Education Assistants, Ethnic Aides, in Home Economics, as Cleaners and Gardeners, and more.
We are the professionals educating and caring for the next generation of Australians.
In Western Australia, we've been on the front-lines - fighting against privatisation and to secure fair-funding and secure jobs in all schools.
In Government Schools, we're focused on securing permanent jobs for workers previously stuck on fixed-term contracts. Over 1000 EA's, cleaners and gardeners have been made permanent through this process since Term 4, 2017.
Secure, permanent jobs are a basic right that is core union business.
Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement in Government Education is now under way, and already things feel different from the last two times.
Members have power at the table because they have power in their schools, power in their union and political power.
The Department is listening, but now is the time to make sure they act.
Our Union is strongest when everyone is in the Union, so make sure you join - or if you are already a member - talk to a non-member today about joining today!
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.
Crown Perth is the biggest hospitality employer in WA. Thousands of people work here – so it’s easy to feel like you’re just a number.
That’s why casino workers have joined together in United Voice – Australia’s Casino Union.
Our Union is thousands of Crown workers with one powerful voice. We are standing together to win secure jobs with fair pay and good working conditions.
We come from every department of the casino, from table games, food and beverage, cage and count, hotels, security, and more.
What we’ve achieved together...
We’ve been united, active and strong for many years, and have celebrated some big wins. We’re proud to be some of the best paid hospitality staff in Western Australia - with some really great workplace conditions – all won through Union power.
In our last agreement, we won a commitment from Crown that our Penalty Rates would not be reduced. And this time around we won a commitment from Crown that Penalty Rates wouldn't even be on the table at negotiations.
Our strength is in numbers. The more of us who join our Union, the stronger our voice will be.
Every member who joins means more power to win better pay and conditions, and to make sure we are treated with respect at work.
United Voice is your Union in Early Childhood Education and Care, with thousands of Educators standing together across every state and territory.
We are Educators, Early Childhood Teachers, Cooks, Assistant Centre Directors, Centre Directors - everyone who works in an ECEC Centre can be a United Voice member.
Through our national campaign, Big Steps, we're fighting for early childhood members to be valued for the vital role we play educating children in the early years, through professional pay.
As Australians we pride ourselves on living in a country that values hard work, a fair go and equal opportunity for all.
But the gender pay gap has grown in the past decade. Working in a female dominated sector like ours, and that means we're still some of the lowest paid professionals in Australia.
A responsible government would have already delivered us the respect we deserve: professional pay that recognises our essential role in society.
As a united workforce, standing together in our union, educators are a powerful force for change. The more of us there are, the bigger and louder our voice is.
We will not be ignored!
There has never been a more important time to be a union member.
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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: