The union representing workers from industries including hospitality, aged care, security and manufacturing has launched a massive, multi-million dollar campaign against the Liberal-National Government’s cuts to penalty rates.
The United Voice campaign is running nationally across TV, radio, print and online media, and will be reinforced on the ground by coordinated national actions, door knocking and phone calls to sway voters in target seats.
The union representing prison officers at Queensland’s two private prisons welcomes the State Government’s announcement that the facilities will be brought under public management.
United Voice Queensland President Sharron Caddie said it showed the Government and Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan had listened to the concerns of workers, after increased lobbying efforts.
On Friday 22 March 42,000 clubs workers had their penalty rates saved.
Workers stood up and fought against a broken system that threatened them with a pay cut.
Through the determination of clubs workers backed by their union, the Fair Work Commission has thrown out a case that would have cut club workers’ pay by $100 a week.
MEDIA RELEASE: The union representing Queensland’s private prison officers has again hit out at the State Government’s failure to do anything about the dangerous situation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre.
United Voice Queensland Secretary Gary Bullock said media reports today showed the Government had missed the point entirely, and their lack of action could be fatal for workers.
Cairns ambulance officers are increasingly worried Federal funding cuts will have deadly consequences for the community, after a horror day for local crews left ambulance vehicles ramped for hours yesterday (Thursday 14 March).
United Voice delegate and Cairns paramedic Jen Miran said she had been ramped for more than two hours, waiting with a patient to be taken in by Cairns Hospital.
MEDIA RELEASE: Cairns ambulance officers are increasingly worried Federal funding cuts will have deadly consequences for the community, after a horror day for local crews left ambulance vehicles ramped for hours yesterday (Thursday 14 March).
United Voice delegate and Cairns paramedic Jen Miran said she had been ramped for more than two hours, waiting with a patient to be taken in by Cairns Hospital.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE 13 MARCH 2019: More paramedics are needed in Cairns to maintain on-road ambulance services to cover Cairns Hospital’s under-resourced Emergency Department, according to United Voice, the union representing Queensland Ambulance Officers
The problem is being felt most acutely in the Cairns Operations Centre with Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) reporting that they’re struggling to assign crews to attend emergencies during periods of peak demand for services.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE 6 MARCH 2019: GEO, the US-based operator of Arthur Gorrie jail in Brisbane, is putting lives at risk in order to win a State Government tender to continue running the facility.Read more
Another 250 paramedics are required to maintain on-road ambulance services to cover ramped crews stuck outside over-stretched emergency departments, according to United Voice, the union representing Queensland Ambulance Officers.
United Voice Queensland Secretary Gary Bullock called on the State Government to fund the extra positions, to make up for health funding ripped out by the Federal Government.
Workers in the bayside suburbs and their union, United Voice, will mark the second anniversary of weekend penalty rate cuts with a high-visability demonstration outside the LNP Bonner MP Ross Vasta’s electorate office this Saturday.