• WILSON: PAY UP NOW
    That’s why union guards took Wilson to the Fair Work Commission. Union guards are trying to win back the money they are owed because if guards didn’t sign an opt in form to the VOT, they should be paid at ordinary OT rates that could amount to $$$ for guards. Wilson have refused to admit guilt in the Commission, even as they scrambled to fix their broken system.Instead, Wilson is refusing to accept they got it wrong and they don’t think they have to pay a single cent back. Union guards are not giving up because this is wage theft and impacts guards in nearly every Wilson site. If Wilson don’t do the right thing, union members will take them to court.
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  • Defund the ABCC
    The ABCC worsens safety and fatalities on construction sites. Last time the ABCC was in place under the Howard government, more than 330 workers were killed on the job. Workers rights', wages and conditions are under attack from the ABCC. For example - the ABCC has extraordinary powers to deny workers the right to silence. If workers refuse to comply, they could be sent to jail. Now the ABCC is taking further steps to scare workers, threatening to prosecute workers for attending political rallies. Workers and union officials are facing massive individual fines of tens of thousands of dollars. Meanwhile, millions of dollars of taxpayer money are going towards the ABCC and the Liberals' anti-worker, anti-union agenda. Make no mistake - the Liberals are using the construction industry as a test for the ABCC, and want to use it as a model for other industries. We need to fight back against the ABCC - sign the petition now!
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    Created by Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Bring Full Cycle Docking to WA!
    The Morrison Government is set to make a decision on whether to relocate full-cycle docking of the Collins-class submarines from Osborne shipyard in South Australia to Henderson in WA. Each Collins-class submarine goes through this maintenance every 10 years to ensure they remain at the cutting edge of defence technology, and each maintenance fit-out will typically take two years. It is in the national interest to bring full cycle docking to WA to diversify Australia’s Defence infrastructure in case of an emergency situation. South Australian workers are contracted to design and build nine Hunter-class frigates over the next 15-20 years, and the 12 Attack-class submarines to be delivered in the early 2030s.  Having both manufacturing and maintenance of these national assets in one place means a greater risk in an emergency. We need to do what is in the national interest and diversify these skills across the country, to build resilience for our navy-  especially in a situation where Australia might have to defend itself.  Western Australia has the workers, the skills and the capability to take on full-cycle docking in Henderson by 2024.  It is also where the submariners are based, which means greater operating efficiency in the Indian Ocean, an area of increasing strategic importance.
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    Created by Alex Cassie
  • Mecca workers deserve safe workplaces
    I'm one of dozens of current and former Mecca employees that have been on the receiving end of bullying, intimidation, discrimination and favouritism whilst working in their store. After just a few weeks of working at Mecca I began to dread going to work. I was bullied and ridiculed by managers over trivial issues, often on the shop floor in front of customers. After a month and a half I raised concerns with my line manager about the bullying I was experiencing, and shortly after I was fired from Mecca. Mecca Brands have been named the fourth best place to work in 2019 but the façade as the greatest place to work is not the case. Mecca workers, most of whom are young women in their 20s, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Mecca has a legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment and they are falling well short. The problem must be fixed from the top. Jo Horgan can fix this problem. She can weed out bullying and discriminatory behaviour and put an end to it. The community is now watching to see that workers have a safe and discrimination-free workplace. Mecca workers have broken their silence, read more here: https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/its-all-fake-beauty-giant-mecca-facing-bullying-claims-20191117-p539q4.html
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    Created by Narita Salima
  • Stop police brutality of front-line climate defenders.
    I joined Blockade IMARC alongside mob from across the country to stand in solidarity with one another to resist the same mining companies we are fighting on our traditional lands. The cops arrested and roughed me up behind the scenes: “I was snatched by the police when I was standing well back and dragged inside and they purposely slammed my head against walls and doors out of the public view with body cameras turned off.” In the aftermath, Dan Andrews has defended the actions of the police. Many arrestees at Blockade IMARC are now faced with huge legal bills. Please chip in to help a legal defence fund that has been setup to support over 80 arrestees like myself defend ourselves in court: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-activists-arrested-at-mining-conference
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    Created by Tim B & the Blockade IMARC Alliance
  • Free speech should be free – City of Perth stop harassing and prosecuting activists
    When the rich and powerful want to get their message across, they buy a billboard, or a TV station, or a politician. For the rest of us, we cannot even hold a placard without facing fines. City of Perth by-laws prohibit the "display [of] a hand held sign on ... a public place [without approval]". They also prohibit handing out leaflets without a permit. These permits can cost hundreds of dollars, can be restricted by time and location, and there is no obligation on the council to approve a permit. These by-laws are archaic and contravene our basic human right to free speech. Furthermore, the City of Perth use their own discretion in how they apply the by-laws. They are the ones with a discretion to pick and choose what issues they will tolerate and what they will not. The council should not have the final say over public debate. At a time of worsening inequality and racism, and climate crisis, we need more free speech and public debate, not activism being shut down. Please also support this GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-activists-fined-for-expressing-free-speech?utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email%2B4803-donation-alert-v5
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    Created by Alexis Vassiley
  • Vote against union-busting laws
    Wage growth in Australia is at an all-time low. Working families are struggling to make ends meet. Now Scott Morrison's LNP want to make things even harder for working people. The laws they want to introduce will make it harder for working people to seek fair pay rises and decent conditions, and at the same time, give big business more power. Senators Hanson and Roberts and the rest of the crossbench can do the right thing and vote no to these laws.
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    Created by Queensland Council of Unions
  • Vote against union-busting laws
    Wage growth in Australia is at an all-time low. Working families are struggling to make ends meet. Now Scott Morrison's Liberals want to make things even harder for working people. The laws they want to introduce will make it harder for working people to seek fair pay rises and decent conditions, and at the same time, give big business more power. Senator Stirling Griff and the rest of the crossbench can do the right thing and vote no to these laws.
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  • Vote against union-busting laws
    Wage growth in Australia is at an all-time low. Working families are struggling to make ends meet. Now Scott Morrison's Liberals want to make things even harder for working people. The laws they want to introduce will make it harder for working people to seek fair pay rises and decent conditions, and at the same time, give big business more power. Senator Rex Patrick and the rest of the crossbench can do the right thing and vote no to these laws.
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    Created by Victorian Trades Hall Council Picture
  • Thank you for Drag Queen Storytime
    A certain conservative Senator decided recently to write to the City of Perth to ask them to cancel Drag Queen Storytime, describing it as "age-inappropriate, gender-based activism". It's important that the City of Perth Commissioners understand that his views are those of a conservative minority not reflective of the people of Perth. The Senator wants to pander to his base by using a fun and harmless LGBTIQA+ event to drive division and bigotry in the community. We can't let him succeed in shutting it down.
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  • ABC - Bring back feminist Q&A episode
    One women is killed in Australia per week. This is worse for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. How can we even begin to get this number under control if we can't talk about the root issues? We needs shows like Q&A as a forum for experts to discuss the need for action, and the best solutions. Removing the episode shows a capitulation to men's rights activists and white nationalists who don't want women, non-binary people and people of colour to be safe or have any rights in Australia. The ABC must bring back this important episode of Q&A!
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    Created by Tiarne Crowther
  • Put the Justice in Just Transition
    We cannot achieve a just transition to a new low-emissions economy without ensuring good union jobs in new low-emissions industries. More information is available in the report Putting the Justice in ‘Just Transition’: Tackling inequality in the new renewable economy, https://is.gd/rkLOJY
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