TODAY'S UNIONS ARE CHANGING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The following are improvements made to Members' wages and conditions over the past decades.
|8 hour day - 1950s
Minimum Living Wage set - 1900
|Compensation for sick and injured workers - 1920s
||40 Hour week with the weekend off - 1940s|
|Rights for Apprentices - 1960s
||Equal pay for women - 1970s|
|Holiday Pay - 1970s
||Superannuation for all workers - 1980s|
|Paid education leave - 1990s
||Training Wage for young workers - 1990s|
Independent research proves that union member earn more than non-members in the same industry.
Active workplaces with a Union Delegate earn 17% more - that's $68 a week extra for someone on $400 a week.
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER - that's why 2 million people choose to belong to their union. As a Union member, you have strength in numbers.