March 13, 2024

Gabrielle, a Part-time worker from QLD says:

I would like to work less hours because of my age. I am struggling cleaning 4days a week although only 3 hours a shift. The work is demanding and under paid l only earn $288 a week which l need so l can buy food. I also receive a part disability pension which absorbs all my bills. I would like a more reasonable wage which would be in line with todays living standards. Thank you for the last wage increase it made a real difference. However all my colleagues think the government got them the pay rise instead of the union. I believe that unions should advertise relentlessly about their gains. As membership is slipping we should as unionists being making sure how vital we are to the community.