10 Reasons to join your Union!
1. People who join unions have better wages and conditions!
2. Unionised workplaces have better health and safety conditions!
3. Unions help workers access up to date information about their working environment.
4. Union members have better job security and proper support if treated unfairly!
5. Unions put people before profit!
6. Unions help to break down barriers in the workplace by uniting workers!
7. Annual leave, equal pay for equal work, long service leave, maternity leave, leave loading, weekend and public holiday rates, maximum working hours, overtime rates etc. All these conditions were won by unions, not handed out by employers!
8. Unions campaign to overturn unjust laws and lobbies for better protections for low paid and insecure workers!
9. Unions lobby for qualifications to be recognised as well as ongoing education and training.
10. Unions are also involved in social justice campaigns and act together to achieve change.