Security worker Samira is back at work after fighting an unfair dismissal case with her union's backing. Samira worked for ISS as an Aviation Protection Officer at Gold Coast Airport, before she was dismissed in July 2015. Samira lost her job unfairly. She had fallen, hit her head and – in the confusion directly afterwards – she reported details of the fall incorrectly to her employer. They sacked her for it. With the support of her union, Samira has been able to challenge their decision through the Fair Work Commission (FWC). United Voice represented Samira and helped her every step of the way to fight for her job back. The FWC eventually ordered that Samira be reinstated back to work at the airport with full continuity of employment, including back pay for the loss of earnings. Continue reading
In a great win for union members, workers at Capalaba Sports Club are celebrating after the Club publicly announced its decision to terminate its relationship with Hospitality X and to again directly employ its casual workforce. The move will mean casual staff will again be employed under award conditions, which means a reintroduction of their penalty rates. "For workers who’ve battled for months to win back their penalty rates, it’s a great win and we would like to offer our congratulations to them all," United Voice Coordinator Damien Davie said. It goes to show the immense power workers can have when they’re willing to stand together and fight for what’s fair. “However, we do find it disappointing that this club appears to have moved only after months of public campaigning hit their coffers, rather than out of sense of remorse for financially short-changing their own employees. Continue reading
Dulux workers are currently undergoing unpaid industrial action to fight for their rights to a fair agreement. These longterm, loyal workers - many of who stand to lose their jobs next year when the facility downsizes - are fighting for the removal of a cap on their redundancy payouts and sick leave entitlements. But while they remain unpaid, they and their families are doing it tough. That's why United Voice has set up a page for those who wish to make a donation to help these workers pay expenses while industrial action continues. 100 percent of donations will go to the Dulux workers. Click here to make a donation today.