FAQ’s – United Workers Union

Frequently Asked Questions.

Working people are powerful when we stand together. Our union is 150,000 workers across the country from more than 45 industries and all walks of life, standing together to make a difference. Throughout our history, we’ve shown when working people come together, we win.

By growing stronger and taking action we will ensure good, secure jobs for members are here to stay.

Tens of thousands of members have had a voice in the decision to build a bigger, stronger union. From selecting the name to voting on the final decision to create a new union – all members had an opportunity to have their say – and over 40,000 members voted, “YES!”.

All members of United Voice and the NUW will automatically become members of the United Workers Union. This means no interruption to continuity of membership.

The United Workers Union is committed to building a stronger union in your workplace, your industry and your community. Collectively, we fight every day to make a difference in people’s lives. No matter where they live and work. United Workers Union provides a home for all sectors, big and small, in every corner of the country. 

Delegates will continue being leaders in our workplaces and representing members. There will be an even bigger focus on supporting, developing and training delegates in the new union.

The status of your Agreement will not change. The United Workers Union will be a party to your Agreement and will able to enforce your Agreement.

Yes! All our organisers will be part of our new union.

This website will be updated with news and you will also continue to receive direct communication from your union by email, SMS and via your organiser and delegate.

Each year, both unions take a number of factors into account when setting dues and there are currently a range of different fees in place.

Work is underway to make the United Workers Union fee structure more consistent and equitable for all members over time.

The fees already set for the current 2019-2020 financial year will not change this financial year.

United Workers Union formally started on November 11. 

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