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Working at bws, should I join a union?

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YES, I was a manager for ALH which like BWS is owned by Woolworths. They are nasty.

 Agree with this so bad.
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Support the people who are helping protect your rights and your penalties

No. You have the same rights as union members. Don't waste your money.

 False
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 Its actually true. Union and non union members have EXACTLY the same rights.
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 But union will fight on your behalf if you are not being listened to. Employers back down if they are knowingly doing the wrong thing and unions get involved.
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  They have to do the right thing once its raised. That's why there is the fair work ombudsmen.
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 But if no one joins the union, then it will be forced to dissolve, and then who will protect you
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 ^the law you di*****d, the law.
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 Not when you vote fuckheads in who don't want you to receive penalties for working weekends, or for you to have permanent, stable, secure work. Di*****d
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No, save your money

 ^ I agree. I've been working for 25+ years & never needed a Union.
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 That doesn't mean you won't need one, or that the union is working behind the scenes for you
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 You have been reaping the benefits of the Union that other people are paying for. People in industries that do not have active Unions are paid crap and worked long hours. Workers in some of the newer types of work, such as Uber and food delivery drivers, workers in Amazon delivery centres, are actually paid near slavery wages. Almost Victorian working conditions, that Aussies in the late 1800s fought to abolish. Thats when the 8 hour day was brought in.

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 Because this Government now have a majority, there will be no way to prevent them destroying working conditions, doing away with unions, and also doing away with Labour protection laws.
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