We're fighting for a fairer Australia.
are you with us?
are you with us?
join the fight for safe and secure jobs
Millions of Australians are employed in insecure, casual, or contract jobs without dependable hours and pay, or access to leave and other basic rights. Your union is fighting to change this by:
- Challenging unfair laws and fighting to increase the minimum wage.
- Fighting against gender inequality, marginalisation, and exploitation.
- Supporting ALL workers to collectively bargain and take action for workplace agreements that guarantee secure, well-paid, and safe jobs.
help us fight for a fair and equal society
Unions fought for and won the basic rights we sometimes take for granted today – like the 8-hour working day, weekends, overtime pay, annual leave, sick leave, superannuation, and much more.
These rights have shaped the lives of people in Australian for generations. But there’s so much more we need to do to create a fair society.
stand with us and demand respect for all workers
Unfortunately, many people do not have a positive, inclusive, and safe culture at work. This results in workers feeling unsafe, unheard, and unrecognised. But everyday United Workers Union members:
- Demand and win meaningful recognition and remuneration for essential workers.
- Enrol in training to become workplace Health and Safety Representatives.
- Step up and give advice and solidarity to members that are dealing with bullying, harassment, discrimination, and unfair dismissals.
We take action together to make changes that improve the lives of all workers.
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR LATEST WINS
Aged Care Worker Wins Backpay and Pay Rise
Aged Care member wins an immediate pay rise and $2,500 in backpay after raising concerns about being misclassified with United Workers Union.
McCormick Food Workers Win 9% Pay Rise
After 5 years without a pay rise, McCormick Foods workers win a 9% pay-rise over 3 years, a $5000 sign-on bonus, and retain conditions.
“We Can Use This Crisis to Reconceptualize the Economy” – An interview with Tim Kennedy
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It takes all workers – standing together – to win.
Union members stand together for better pay and conditions, respect, and job security at work. There’s strength in numbers – when we negotiate together, we can drive a hard bargain.
Joining also gives you access to a bunch of other union-exclusive support.
Access to union delegates, Member Rights Officers, and legal support.
When you face poor treatment at work – like unfair dismissal, safety issues or harassment from management – it’s important to be union. At worksites across the country UWU Delegates, leaders and Health and Safety Reps have your back.
Exclusive training, support, and professional development.
United Workers Union members have access to exclusive information, training and development opportunities designed to support you at work and in your career. Many union delegates are even entitled to paid training leave to attend our courses.
Tax-deductible dues and exclusive union discounts.
Your union dues are 100% tax-deductible – significantly reducing the real cost of joining your union. Joining United Workers Union also gives you access to the collective buying power of the Australian Union Movement’s member benefits program – which means big discounts on insurance, car-hire, and more.
We make your voice heard at work.
Unions give working people get a voice at work. This is often done through collective bargaining – where workers (with support from the union) negotiate wages and conditions with their employer. As a union member, you also have the opportunity to become a union Delegate and take on additional responsibilities in the workplace – like being a Health and Safety Rep
Don't wait to join your union
United Workers Union will only be able to assist you with professional and legal representation if you are a member at the time an incident occurs. Don’t wait until you have a problem to join.