Queensland Unions will continue to make comment about ensuring a fair and equitable society in Australia - especially around the issue of taxation and provision of public services like health and education. QCU General Secretary Ros McLennan submitted this letter to the editor in response to comments from federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, and it was published in The Courier-Mail on 26 August 2016.read moreQueensland Unions have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership on protecting penalty rates as slowing wages growth threatens Australia’s economic future.read moreThe Turnbull government’s silence over the approaching decision on penalty rates clouds the future of iconic public holidays such as People’s Day at the Ekka, unions say.read more
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To protect your rights at work the best thing you can do is join a union. Union members get specialist advice and support from our network of expert staff and workplace delegates.
PROTECTION & SECURITY
Unions provide professional assistance with:
- Your wages and entitlements
- Unfair treatment and harassment at work
- Work related injuries or illness
- Collective bargaining for better pay and conditions
Union fees are around $10 per week, but can be higher or lower, depending on how much you earn or how many hours you work per week. These fees are also fully tax deductible.
IT'S YOUR RIGHT TO JOIN A UNION
All Australian workers have the right to join a union. Whether you work as a casual or permanent staff member, part time or full time, in a large or small business, in an office or outdoors — there is a union to represent you.
As a union member, you can take advantage of the collective buying power of almost 2 million members to get big discounts from a great range of products and services. From banking and home loans to car buying and movie tickets. FIND OUT MORE.
Union fees are fully tax deductible.
BETTER WAGES & CONDITIONS
Union members are in a stronger position to secure higher pay and conditions through collective bargaining. The more workers that are in a union, the better chance they have of getting a good deal.
Employees that are under a union collective agreement earn on average $100 a week more than other employees.
Union members also get better sick leave and holiday leave entitlements and are more likely to receive long service leave and paid maternity leave.
Union members are better trained, have better working conditions, work fewer hours and have more job security.
WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY
The number one priority of unions is to ensure the safety of their members at work. Evidence shows that union representation makes a difference. Having union members in the workplace increases Health and Safety awareness by up to 70%.
If you would like to know more why, not give us a call on 1300 4 UNION (1300 486 466) or you can use our inquiry form here.