United Voice (NSW)
United Voice NSW is a union of over 15,000 workers in a range of industries, including early childhood education and care, security, cleaning, manufacturing and many others. We are people of diverse races, genders and ages, from all across the state.
We have diverse backgrounds and a multitude of different skills, but we have the same goal—to be agents of positive social change and to continuously stand up for the type of society we believe in.
Working together, we know that we can build stronger communities and a sustainable future— and a fairer society that we can be proud to pass on to future generations of Australians.
New Campaign Campaigns
Stop leaving NDIS clients out in the cold! Disabled clients and their care workers deserve dignityMy name is Jane, and my client Kim is one of thousands of NDIS clients who received the letter telling them their services with Australian Unity will be cut. I’ve been working with Kim for fifteen years, and I’ve never seen her this stressed. She chose to challenge Australian Unity’s decision on the basis that the changes would put her health and safety at risk, but now she’s on the verge of having her care discontinued, with no adequate replacement services in place. All Kim wants is to maintain quality care from her care workers she has had long lasting relationships with. She’s tried everything she can think of, and now she’s scared. As a former health professional, she knows her condition would be far worse, if it wasn’t for the well trained care workers she receives her daily care from.1,301 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Jane, care worker
Tell the PM to apologise to care workers!Malcolm Turnbull just proved one thing: how little he values care workers, and the people we care for. For many of our aged and disabled clients, we are their only link to a dignified life. It’s hard work, but it’s absolutely vital – and I’d be hard pressed to find a ‘better’ or more rewarding job. Yet tens of thousands of Australians are waiting for home care packages or for room in aged care facilities, while the people who do the vital work of caring for them struggle to get by – with the rate of pay no where near matching the demands of the job. This is a national disgrace, and I don’t believe Turnbull's views reflect how Australians feel about some of our most hard-working and caring citizens – or our most vulnerable. Turnbull's comments did a disservice to both, and care workers and the people we work with deserve not just an apology, but genuine recognition. Care workers deserve fairness, certainty, and recognition for our work – not derision from our Prime Minister. Add your voice to make it loud and clear: care workers need jobs you can count on!3,587 of 4,000 SignaturesCreated by Jade Child
Cleaners deserve jobs we can count on!I'm Judith, and I've been a cleaner for a long time. I've never seen anything like this. In the government's new contract, there’s no jobs guarantee – meaning 7,000 cleaners will all be forced to reapply for our jobs, without entitlements like sick leave that we’ve built up over years of service. And there’s no hours guarantee – which we can’t afford, and also means we won’t be able to keep state schools and public buildings clean. We’ve only got until the end of the year to change this, so please add your name to tell the Premier that cleaners need job security - the more of us who speak out together, the louder our voices are!5,300 of 6,000 SignaturesCreated by Judith Barber
PPG PAINTS - PUTTING PROFITS BEFORE WORKING FAMILIESMy name is Robert Byrne and I'm an employee at PPG paints. Every year my workmates and I make PPG paint a lot of money, which has made them very rich and successful. We have been breaking production records but now that we're bargaining for our new Agreement PPG has decided to use their success and money to try and take money and conditions from us. Instead of negotiating with us fairly, PPG have decided to lock us out. That’s why I’ve started this petition to show PPG that denying workers the right to work is unfair and in bad spirit. Stand with us and show your support by signing this petition now. I believe that every worker should be able to enjoy a fair work/life balance to spend quality time with their family - that’s all that we are asking for. This heartless action by PPG means my family is missing out on my essential income. PPG is a multi-million dollar company - they should be bargaining in good faith, not denying our families their bread at the table. Together, we can send a powerful message to PPG: Stop the bully- boy tactics, look us in the eye and negotiate – that’s what any reasonable employer would do. Sign our petition to show your support!436 of 500 SignaturesCreated by Robert Byrne
Star Casino Sydney - Protect our penalty rates!I'm a single mum - working the unusual hours that I do means I miss out on precious time with my kids. Penalty rates help to compensate me for the sacrifices I make. My story isn't unusual - every team member at the Star has missed out on friends' weddings, parents' birthdays, or tucking their kid in at night because of the hours we work. There's no doubt we deserve our penalty rates - so please sign to help show the Star Sydney that we want them protected in our upcoming EA!729 of 800 SignaturesCreated by Jade Child
Don't deport cleaners like me who speak out about abuse in my workplaceMy name is Diwakar. I clean offices in the city. I’m grateful for the work – but when my colleague was promised $15/hour, then sacked and never paid at all for the work, it broke me. This exploitation and bullying of us cleaners is rife. Some of it is downright awful: being underpaid like workers at 7-Eleven, or no pay at all for back-breaking hours, no annual leave. Sometimes companies hide records of us even working for them to protect themselves. But what makes it even worse – right now people fear being deported just for saying anything about the exploitation, bullying and abuse we're suffering. So we're forced into silence, and those breaking the law keep getting away with it. That's why I'm pleading with the new Ministerial Working Group to help protect vulnerable foreign workers to grant amnesty to workers who speak out about abuse and exploitation. Please help by signing my petition. It's terrifying to speak out, so I really need your help.998 of 1,000 SignaturesCreated by United Voice NSW