A union is made up of people just like you, who believe they deserve to be respected in the workplace.
1. Let you know what your rights are: Unions provide advice and information about your rights at work, so their members are treated fairly.
2. Get you a better deal: Unions campaign to improve pay, conditions and safety in their industries.
3. Help you in tricky situations: Unions are a powerful force in your corner if your boss is doing the wrong thing. Union members typically pay a small fee to the union to support these activities. The more people who sign up, the stronger the union gets.
In Australia it's you right to join a Union. Unions have successfully fought for better safety, holiday pay, the minimum wage, parental leave, and rest breaks.