While big business have seen their profits soar over the past year, millions of workers are living on wages that aren’t even keeping up with the cost of living.
This increasing inequality just shows even more the vital importance of winning wage rises through union membership.
We know that if we want to see real wage increases, we need more than talk. We need to take action.
If you’re already in a unionised workplace, then you’re already aware of the great advantages that come with having millions of workers behind you. Now we want the rest of working Australia to know too.
Union members earn, on average, $250 more per week than non-union members.
From community, health and service workers to technicians and trades, workers in Australian unions continue to negotiate higher pay in ways that ensure all members get a decent, fair wage.
Unions are the only people winning wage increases for workers – whether through collective agreements or through the Annual Wage Review.
That’s the message of our new ad campaign. Real people, real action, real change. Joining a union is such a crucial first step in making change happen and to win pay rises.
You might see the ad on TV, social media, YouTube and on billboards all across Australia. And you can help get this positive message out there by sharing with your coworkers, family, and friends.
Can you share this video to help reach out to workers who have yet to join the union movement?