United Voice is a member-led union. At all levels of our union, members play a vital role in setting our agenda and shaping our campaigns.
Ben Redford – Acting Branch Secretary
Ben has been with United Voice for 15 years.
He started as an Industrial Officer, and became the Branch Assistant Secretary in 2008. During those times Ben has worked with United Voice members across the union.
He’s led campaigns in the Casino, Early Childhood Education, Cleaning, Security and Manufacturing. Key to our members winning their campaigns, says Ben, is building union power through strong member leadership and active member participation.
As a practicing lawyer, Ben has also headed up the union’s legal and industrial strategies for many years.
Members on the union’s Branch Executive have unanimously endorsed Ben to take on this role in the union.
“I look forward to working together with members to build an even more powerful union for the future – one that delivers good, secure jobs we can count on”.
Kerrie Devir - President
Kerrie Devir is an Early Childhood Educator and a campaign leader in her sector. As President she fights for all United Voice members across the state.
The Branch Executive consists of 10 members from across our union. The Executive ensures union members’ fees are spent carefully and transparently. Our 10-member team is elected by all United Voice members every 4 years in a process run by the Australian Electoral Commission. Our Branch Executive team is:
Lucinda Greed - Early Childhood Educator/ Director
David Redmond - Paramedic
Paul Kershaw - Brewery worker
Margarita Murray-Stark - Hotel Room Attendant
Victor Barrientos - Airport Cleaner
Jeanette Shepherd - Office Cleaner
David Arthur - Security Officer
Christine Aitken - Security Officer
Antony Hayman - Baker
Sue Szalay - Casino Worker
A further 27 members are elected to our Branch Council by members every four years. Councillors meet together to advance plans for a strong voice in their industry sectors, as well as in the community and politics.