Hospo Voice

Hospo Voice 2.0 – Building a bigger, more powerful union

June 30, 2021

We are Hospo Voice, Australia’s union for hospitality workers. 

In 2017 United Voice (now United Workers Union) launched ‘Rate My Boss’. Now called Fair Plate, reviews on Rate My Boss exposed the rampant wage theft, mistreatment, sexual harassment, and migrant exploitation that hospitality workers faced.

But Rate My Boss was only the beginning.


In 2018 Hospo Voice was launched in Victoria. Created by and for hospitality workers, Hospo Voice provided members with digital tools, union support, and access to a community of hospo workers that were ready to fight back against dodgy bosses.


In 2019 our members took to the streets – exposing a bunch of venues that were stealing from workers. We also launched massive campaigns against major companies that were screwing over workers, like Grill’d, and Rockpool Dining Group – who were estimated to have stolen more than $10 million in workers’ wages.


In 2020 we surveyed thousands of hospitality workers for the #RebuildHospo report. The results revealed just how insecure working in hospitality is – with 51% of workers saying they were not paid penalty rates, and 82% saying they had been a victim of wage theft. We realised we needed to think bigger than Victoria to make true change.

So, we went national. And we launched Mobilise – the app that allows every hospitality worker to have our union in their pocket.

And now, mid-way through 2021, it’s time for the next change.

The launch of Hospo Voice 2.0.

We’re so excited to announce our new suite of Hospo Voice memberships. There’s a membership level for every kind of hospo worker and a new pricing structure, so these critical changes are financially sustainable. 

So, enough with the history lesson, it’s time to meet our new memberships!

We are fighting to build a better hospitality industry, where workers are safe and respected; where we are paid fairly, dodgy bosses are held to account, and we have jobs we can count on.

As a member you are part of this story. You’re helping power our movement, adding your voice as we fight to change this industry. 

Hospo Voice Basic Membership is $9/Month and gives you access to our online community, RSA certification, exclusive union discounts (on movie tickets, insurance, and more) and lets you participate in, and support Hospo Voice campaigns.

Hospo Voice Standard Membership gives you everything you need to stand up for your rights, to win change and to get the best out of this industry. 

Standard membership is $29/Month and includes everything in Basic, plus access to our app Mobilise, access to our NEW Member Hub, access to LIVE workshops and masterclasses, and more. When you opt for our Standard membership you’ll get a one month free trial so you can try it out first!

Hospo Voice Plus is a new kind of union membership designed to give hospitality professionals the power to thrive in one of the toughest of industries. 

As we fight together to lift up this industry, Plus membership is here to give you maximum support to protect your pay, look after your wellbeing and command respect from employers.

Hospo Voice Plus Membership is $79/Month, and includes everything in Basic and Standard, plus unlimited access to our member rights hotline, one-on-one time with industrial officers, access to professional counsellors, and more.

This change is about building a much bigger and more powerful union, so members have the muscle to make hospo an industry where we feel valued and respected. 

You can learn more about our new memberships, and what they include, here.

But this only works if you’re with us. 

So, what are you waiting for? 

Join us today at hospovoice.org.au/join

Join now

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