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Medicare co-payment changes to add extra strain to Qld ambulance service

Ambulance officers will face new challenges in meeting the health needs of Queenslanders after the rushed implementation of the Federal Government’s new Medicare co-payment plan, according to their union United Voice. The Government’s plan, last amended two days before Christmas, will slash Medicare rebates for consultations of less than 10 minutes and is due for implementation on 19 January. Continue reading

Mother Duck Decision Handed Down

United Voice had a great win yesterday for one of our early childhood educators and for all union members. We took legal action against Mother Duck Childcare Centre and Managing Director Denis Hinton, after they sacked Margaret Smith for encouraging her colleagues to join their union. Yesterday, the federal court found that Mother Duck and Mr Hinton “took adverse action against Ms Smith because she proposed to exercise a workplace right and had engaged in or proposed to engage in industrial activity” Continue reading

Save Our Weekend Rates

Our latest member video focuses on the Save Our Weekend Rates campaign. With Tony Abbott determined to scrap penalty rates, United Voice members outline the importance of these rates and the devastating impact any cut would have. Continue reading