Campaigns – United Workers Union



Everyone wants their child to have the best start in life, and everyone knows that it is education that determines a child’s future chances and choices.

Quality early learning is the key to unlocking every child’s potential, and as early childhood educators we are proud to play such an important role in the lives of young Australians. That’s why we are coming together with parents and broader community to demand that those who educate and care for our children are properly recognised with pay that reflects the importance and responsibilities of our profession.


Four-in-ten workers plan to leave the aged care sector within five years, and nine-in-ten residential aged care and home care workers are too stretched to offer appropriate support to residents and clients, according to the largest ever survey of the sector’s workforce – conducted by United Workers & the HSU.

Responses from 5,000 workers reveal a vital workforce straining under extreme pressures of crushing workloads, increasingly complex care needs, and chronic under-staffing.

Our Aged Care sector is in crisis. Widespread understaffing, a lack of funding & failure to provide adequate support for workers in the sector. ‘Our turn to care’ supports quality care and a dignified life for all older Australians. We are family members, older Australians, and workers in aged care and we are campaigning to get Scott Morrison to increase aged care funding and make it reliable.


Hospo Voice is Australia’s first digital union for hospo workers. This industry is constantly changing and evolving, and we need a voice that represents us. Hospo Voice is a platform for hospo workers to come together and use collective power to change our industry.

Everyone engages with the hospitality industry and therefore has a role to play in ensuring that our basic rights are met. We provide our skills, our passion, our professionalism and our lived experiences. We deserve safety, respect and dignity from our employers and customers, and we are coming together to reclaim it.

We deserve jobs we can count on and a wage we can live on. We will fight for a decent standard of living and a secure retirement.

Our voices are powerful and we are going to use them to make hospo a better place to work.

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Millions of Australian families rely on penalty rates.

The Liberal-National government has already cut penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of retail and hospitality workers.

Now they’re looking at who’s next – and it could be you.

Save Our Weekend is a campaign of all workers getting together to make sure penalty rates are restored as soon as possible and protected into the future.

Our campaigns don’t stop here –