• Paid Isolation Leave For All Workers
    Workers have carried Australia through this pandemic. Many essential workers are still at constant risk of community or workplace exposure to COVID. Over two million casual workers do not have access to any paid annual or sick leave. Every worker, regardless of the employment they are in needs an industrial right to isolate on full pay. And all businesses deserve to receive compensation for this leave. Paid Isolation Leave is critical to make sure workers or someone they care for can safely test, isolate or quarantine – and keep their families, communities and workmates safe.
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    Created by Australian Unions
  • COVID RETENTION BONUS FOR VICTORIAN PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS
    Without these health workers, the public health system would come to a grinding halt. It's not enough to call them heroes. These workers need an annual $500 COVID retention bonus in recognition of their drastically increased workload. It's the least the Victorian Government can do. Sign this petition. Join the campaign to recognise the hard work of Victoria's non-clinical public hospital workers. The Victorian Government needs to show it values these workers.
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  • Tax avoidance and evasion costs Australia $50 billion each year
    The mega-wealthy should pay the same average rates of tax as everyday Australians, but the Morrison Government has failed to change bad laws that offer incentives and loopholes for mega-millionaires to reduce their tax to less than the average rates. The end result is that when mega-millionaires and billionaires use these tax loopholes, it costs billions of dollars each year. Tax avoidance is not a victimless crime. This is money that could fund hospitals, schools and job-creating infrastructure.
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  • Don’t Cut Emergency Payments for Australian Workers
    This decision by the Morrison Government will mean that many families are forced onto the totally inadequate Job Seeker rate of just $45 per day. Cutting off emergency payments will leave working people unable to pay rent, power bills, or buy goods and services from local businesses. We need Scott Morrison to realise that hurting workers won’t heal the economy.
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  • Tell Sydney Trains To Stop Targeting Our Delegates
    Our elected representatives need to have the ability to represent us, the members, free of harassment and the threat of disciplinary hanging over their heads like the hangman's noose. The actions displayed from Sydney Trains set a terrible precedent and will impede the movement's ability to bargain into the future due to workplace delegates being in fear of the employment.
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  • If you really care about our mental health, LISTEN TO WORKERS!
    We need urgent action to improve wages and conditions in the market and social research industry. If we win, our victory will reverberate across the sector and lift hundreds of workers out of precarity and the constant stress and anxiety that comes with it. By joining together, we can help make our voices heard and win the action that is urgently needed. Check out our list of demands and sign and share this petition to send a message to the industry that we’re united and ready to fight.
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  • It's time to Make Renting Fair in NSW
    Everyone needs a home that is secure, affordable and liveable. Together, we can Make Renting Fair. Will you sign?
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  • Help End the Housing Crisis in Victoria- Legislate for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning
    Access to a safe, sustainable and affordable housing is a growing problem across Victoria and Australia. More than half of Australia’s low-income renters are now paying so much for a roof over their heads that they can’t afford basic essentials like food and clothing and it is only getting worse. Poverty is increasing with fewer people being able to afford private rentals. Women and children fleeing family violence, young people are among those who find it most tough to access affordable rentals. There are currently over 50,000 applications (over 100,000 people) on Victoria’s social housing waiting list. According to census data between 2006 and 2016 homelessness in Victoria rose by 43 per cent. Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning is a long term solution that ensures social housing is baked into the planning of our cities and suburbs.
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    Created by Labor For Housing
  • Paid Isolation Leave to protect all workers
    Workers have carried Australia through this pandemic. Many essential workers are still at constant risk of community or workplace exposure to COVID. As we move into the next phase of the pandemic, all workers, including casuals, must have access to Paid Isolation Leave to reduce the risk of COVID spreading, take the steps needed to keep everyone safe and without losing any income. The requirements for workers to test, trace, isolate or quarantine are going to be with us for an extended period, and could increase for people working in frontline jobs if they experience more regular exposure at work. Workers will need Paid Isolation Leave to get us through this next phase of the pandemic rather than rely on depleted or non-existent leave balances. We need Paid Isolation Leave to protect our families and communities, and stop the spread of COVID-19. Paid Isolation Leave is critical to make sure workers or someone they care for can safely test, isolate or quarantine – and keep their families, communities and workmates safe.
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    Created by Australian Services Union
  • Hutchison Ports must reinstate Kevin Kelly and stop the sackings
    Hutchison Ports Australia have disgracefully sacked respected Indigenous worker Kevin “Bones” Kelly from their Port Botany terminal. Hutchison has never accused Kevin of any wrongdoing. They say Kevin is not fit to perform his duties, but they have no medical evidence to support this claim. Kevin’s own doctor cleared him for work after a few weeks on workers’ compensation. After he was cleared, he carried out full duties without issue for 11 shifts before he was stood down and then sacked. Kevin is one of many workers recently sacked by Hutchison’s at Port Botany, including a high number of Indigenous workers. Hutchinson’s poor record of Indigenous worker promotion and retention indicates that it is a company rife with systemic racism. Thomas Mayor, National Indigenous Officer of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) said: "There was no genuine reason for sacking Kevin and Hutchison have a record of disproportionately sacking Indigenous workers. There can only be one word to describe the company's management, and everyone should learn the truth of it. Hutchison Ports is racist." Kevin was a world champion boxer. He is respected across the maritime industry and across the community. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with the Maritime Union of Australia until he is reinstated – We call on Hutchinson’s to reinstate Kevin “Bones” Kelly, end the sackings and end the systemic racism in the company’s management! Paul Keating, Sydney Branch Secretary of the MUA said: "I have known Kevin for many years. He is a good friend and greatly respected by his comrades on the waterfront and across the MUA. This sacking is utterly unjust. In all my years as a union official, I have never seen the treatment of a worker by an employer in this way. The MUA will not stand for this from Hutchison or any employer. The MUA expects reinstatement immediately."
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  • Pandemic pay for Coles/Woolies workers
    Supermarket workers are risking the health of themselves and their families to keep warehouses running, shelves stocked and fuel pumps running. Coles and Woolworths should not pocket sky-high profits made off these essential workers' backs without recognising workers' sacrifices. In an email to Coles workers, the Chief Operations Officer, Matt Swindells, said "Finally, this week you will have heard that Coles is awarding a discretionary pay increase of 2.5% for all our wages-paid store team members. All team members covered by the 2017 Enterprise Agreement will receive the well-deserved increase from 6 September 2021 and you’ll see it in your payslips as of Wednesday 15 September." What is well-deserved is pandemic pay that is adequate (2.5% doesn't keep up with inflation which lies at 3.8%) and recognises the incredible sacrifice of working with the Delta variant spreading in the community.
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  • GrainCorp: Essential workers deserve respect, fair pay and secure work!
    GrainCorp is a big, profitable company. In 2020, their revenue was $4.3 billion and they've told us make $105 million in profit in 2021! GrainCorp supplies frying oil for McDonalds, KFC and other major takeaway brands as well as doughnut makers Doughnut King and Krispy Kreme. We also make the margarines for brands like Flora, Bortelli and Meadowlea. Whilst workers are out every day, risking our health, the CEO of GrainCorp, Robert Spurway, has a yearly salary of $1.2million - that's more than 20 times our wages!
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