Standing together for a better future in Aged Care
☑Better pay and conditions.
☑Back up and support at work.
☑Training, information and community.
☑Fight to change aged care!
Key reasons to join your union
“It’s time for us all to stand up and support each other as we join the fight to make a difference in Aged care.”
– Jen, care worker and proud UWU member from QLD.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unions were started for workers, by workers to give them a stronger voice at work and in the community. Unions collectively bargain for better pay and conditions, provide representation at work, and engage in community and political campaigns that impact members’ lives. Joining the union is joining a collective, standing together for a better future.
United Workers Union (UWU) is the union for workers in Aged Care across a variety of roles including:
- Care workers
- Hospitality staff and cooks
- Nursing Assistants
- Laundry workers
- Maintenance workers
Our coverage extends across:
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
UWU is also the union for Home Care workers in NSW, Qld, WA, SA, NT and ACT.
If you’re unsure or have any questions, get in touch with us here.
No. The Fair Work Act 2009 states that in Australia, everyone has the right to be a member of a union. Your employer cannot discriminate against you or prevent you from being a member, or from seeking help from your organiser or local union office.
Union membership fees change slightly based on where you work and what you’re paid – most membership fees are $13.25 a week. The join form will display the right fee grade once you enter your occupation information, before you submit your details.
Yes, union membership is 100% tax deductible!
You can request a callback from one of our Aged Care organisers here.
Alternatively you can call our membership team right away, find their numbers here.
When joining online you can select to pay either by credit/debit card, or via direct debit.
You can also select your payment frequency: weekly, fortnightly, or monthly, so you can align it with your pay cycle.
Unions are run to benefit their members, not for profit. Membership fees are used to provide services and advocate on behalf of members, like representation and legal support, training and development opportunities, expert information, collectively bargain on behalf of workers, and run community/political campaigns to further our members interests (like our Change Aged Care campaign!).