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Worker at Melbourne's iconic Chin Chin underpaid $9,454 in eight months

November 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Worker at Melbourne's iconic Chin Chin underpaid $9,454 in eight months

A bartender from high-end restaurant Chin Chin will go to court today to recover thousands of dollars in unpaid wages after working 14-hour days and over 50 hours a week in the latest wage theft scandal to rock Australia’s booming hospitality sector.

 
Equality Is Union Business

November 15, 2017 12:34 PM

Equality Is Union Business

Having the validity of our members' relationships questioned through a divisive and non-binding postal survey is not something we’d ever support. But as long as it was going ahead, union members across the country vowed to win it. And we did.

 
Resourcing our campaigns

July 01, 2017 9:00 AM

Resourcing our campaigns

Members on our Victorian Branch Council have voted to increase union fees by between 25 cents and 50 cents per week from 1 October, 2017.

 
This Is How Being Union Changed Kevin’s Life

June 28, 2017 11:20 AM

This Is How Being Union Changed Kevin’s Life

Making ends meet on insecure hours is stressful and tough. It can be difficult to pay our rent or mortgage, and provide for our families. Table games dealer and proud Casino Union member, Kevin Pham, used to have these worries. But not anymore.

 
This Is Why 23 Educators Are Travelling Overnight From Mildura To Melbourne This Friday

May 24, 2017 11:24 AM

This Is Why 23 Educators Are Travelling Overnight From Mildura To Melbourne This Friday

This Saturday, HUNDREDS of educators across Victoria are hitting the streets of Melbourne to demand equal pay. Mildura educator, Rav, is one of them. And this time, she's bringing her fellow educators.

 
Survey exposes sexual harassment crisis in hospitality industry

April 28, 2017 6:36 AM

Survey exposes sexual harassment crisis in hospitality industry

A survey of hundreds of hospitality workers, released today, has found that 19 percent report being sexually assaulted at work.

 
How #MeetWithMargarita Conquered Canberra

March 31, 2017 4:13 PM

How #MeetWithMargarita Conquered Canberra

For the last two weeks Margarita has waged an epic campaign to get a meeting with Malcolm Turnbull to ask him why he supports cutting her penalty rates.

 
11 Awesome Ways Hotel Cleaner Margarita Demanded A Meeting With Malcolm Turnbull

March 28, 2017 1:31 PM

11 Awesome Ways Hotel Cleaner Margarita Demanded A Meeting With Malcolm Turnbull

Margarita is facing a pay cut and won't stand for it. She is determined to meet with Malcolm Turnbull to tell him. And will do anything to lock in a meeting.

 
Gallery Heist: NGV guards rally, demanding $3mil in stolen wages

March 22, 2017 8:34 AM

Gallery Heist: NGV guards rally, demanding $3mil in stolen wages

Dozens of United Voice security union members will rally today outside the National Gallery of Victoria - International to demand that its disgraced contractor Business Risks International (BRI) repay as much as $3mil in stolen wages.

 
Our resolution to #FIGHTinequality

October 21, 2016 4:35 PM

Our resolution to #FIGHTinequality

At the United Voice Victorian Leaders Convention last week, delegates and leaders from across our union put forward a resolution to #FIGHTinequality.

 
Australians hit the panic button over rising inequality

October 14, 2016 12:55 PM

Australians hit the panic button over rising inequality

Hundreds of United Voice members, including low-paid cleaners, early childhood educators, hospitality workers and guards are hitting the panic button over rising inequality.

 
Make it count: election scorecard

June 29, 2016 2:12 PM

Make it count: election scorecard

We asked United Voice members and supporters what mattered to you. And now we’ve crunched the policies of the major parties. Use this scorecard to see how they stack up on the issues that matter most.