|Trade unions and similar organisations can provide advice and advocacy support for community workers who are experiencing workplace issues, including conduct issues.|
Trade unions and similar organisations have membership requirements which might include position description criteria and membership fees.
Questions to ask include:
|Are there any relevant unions or associations open to membership?|
Does your workplace have a policy on membership of relevant unions or associations?|
|Union Membership - 5 Reasons Why You Should Join|
|All workers in Australia have the right to join a union.|
Whether you work in a large or small business, in an office or a constuction site - there is a union that can represent you.
To join, all it takes is one phone call or join online.
|Five Reasons why you should Join a Union Today!|
|1. Protection against unfair treatment at work|
|To protect your rights at work the best thing you can do is join a union.|
Unions provide expert advice and assistance to members on:
- Hours of Work
- Working Conditions
- Health and Safety issues
- Worker's compensation
- Training and Education
You have the right to be treated with fairness and respect at work. Unions campaign to maintain your workplace rights.
|2. Workplace health and 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%.
|3. Better wages, Better conditions|
|Union members earn on average $109 a week more than non-union employees. Union members also get better sick leave and holdiay leave entitlements and are more likely to receive long service leave and paid maternity leave.|
Union members are better trained, have better working conditions, more job security and work fewer hours.
|4. Membership benefits|
|Union membership can save you money.|
Unions offer a range of membership benefits - from cheap home loans to discount consumer goods.
Membership is also fully tax deductible.
|5. Help get better workplace laws|
|Unions want a fair system of workplace laws:|
- Protection from unfair dismissal
- A strong safety net for all Australians
- Collective agreements when workers want one
- Penalty rates, overtime, public holidays, redundancy pay and work allowances.
- Regular and fair setting of the minimum wage
Become a union member and be part of the fight to protect the Australian way of life.
Your Rights at Work are Worth Fighting For.
|All Australian workers have the right to join a union.|
Whether you work in a large or small business, in an office or on a construction site - there is a union to represent you.
|For more information on unions go to the Australian Council of Trade Unions website:|