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Media release: XXXX WORKERS TAKE THIRD STRIKE TO DEMAND JOB SECURITY

Workers at the famous XXXX brewery will go on strike again tomorrow (18 April), for the third time in the past month, as tensions with management escalate in enterprise bargaining negotiations.

Close to 100 brewery workers in total will walk off the job in three, 1-hour blocks to send the message to XXXX bosses that they deserve certainty around their jobs and a guarantee of conditions.

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Media Release: STANTHORPE AGED CARE WORKERS WIN SECURE HOURS

The aged care union, United Voice, has won secure hours, pay and compensation for its members working at the Churches of Christ Carramar Aged Care Service.

Aged care workers at Carramar had faced cuts of up to 25 hours or $542 each fortnight under a new rostering system the church-based organisation tried to introduce when the centre moved location.

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Media Release: XXXX WORKERS WALK OFF JOB AGAIN AMID MANAGEMENT THREATS

Workers at the XXXX brewery will walk off the job for a second time today (Wednesday, 11 April) to demand job security and protect their conditions.

United Voice Queensland spokesperson Damien Davie said while management were saying the right things in the media, their actions spoke louder than words.

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MEDIA RELEASE: EDUCATORS WALK OFF AUSTRALIA-WIDE IN FIGHT FOR EQUAL PAY

Six and a half thousand educators, from over 300 centres will walk off today.

It is unprecedented action and the third walk off in 12 months, with a more than 100% increase in the numbers of educators participating.

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Media Release: COMMUNITY RALLIES TO SUPPORT XXXX STRIKE

Workers at the famous XXXX Milton brewery are walking off the job at 11am today to demand management guarantees job security and conditions in their enterprise agreement.

Around 100 brewery technicians will be joined by hundreds of community supporters rallying outside the brewery gates to protect good jobs for Queenslanders. 

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Media Release: XXXX WORKERS TO STRIKE NEXT WEEK

Around 100 XXXX brewery workers will take industrial action next Monday (March 26) to secure their jobs and conditions, causing disruption to beer supply ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

United Voice Queensland spokesperson Damien Davie said majority of workers had voted to take industrial action over constant job insecurity and threats of watering down their conditions. 

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Media Release: UNION RAMPS UP CALLS FOR XXXX TO PROTECT LOCAL JOBS

The union representing brewery workers is ramping up calls for XXXX to guarantee local jobs, launching a number of public actions to show the iconic company how much its beer means to Queenslanders.

United Voice spokesperson Damien Davie said the union would not stop until XXXX gave a rock solid guarantee that jobs and the legendary brewery would be kept local.

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MEDIA RELEASE: QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT MUST FOLLOW NSW LEAD AND DITCH GEO PRISON CONTRACT

United Voice, the union representing correctional officers working at Queensland’s privately run prison Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, is calling on the Queensland Government to ditch GEO over growing safety concerns.

 

United Voice Queensland spokesperson Damien Davie said the New South Wales Government was not renewing its contract with GEO in the upcoming tender, and Queensland needed to do the same.

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MEDIA RELEASE: CHURCHES OF CHRIST AGED CARE SHUTDOWN THREATENS LOCAL JOBS

More than 40 aged care workers at Churches of Christ Carramar Aged Care Service face cuts to hours and pay under new rosters that will kick in over Easter when the centre moves location.  

Under the new rosters, an environmental services worker responsible for cleaning, laundry and kitchen work could have up to 25 hours, or $542, per fortnight slashed.

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MEDIA RELEASE: TOOWOOMBA CITY GOLF CLUB A WINNER FOR WORKERS

The union representing Queensland’s clubs workers has congratulated Toowoomba’s City Golf Club on winning Best Darling Downs and South West Queensland Club at the Queensland Community Clubs Awards for Excellence 2018.

United Voice Toowoomba Regional Organiser Diann Fenwick said the City Golf Club had also locked in penalty rates for its staff in their enterprise agreement.

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