• Stop wage theft of hospitality workers
    Many restauranteurs consider any bad PR from being caught exploiting staff to be a cost of doing business which is soon forgotten by the public. Having a good write up in The Age Good Food Guide is a huge boost for a restaurant. For too long this publication has abdicated its social responsibility by ignoring ethical considerations and workers rights when reviewing restaurants. Having this publication exclude the dodgy operators would be a game changer in the industry as no restauranteur would want to lose a potential favourable review.
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  • Social security must be above the poverty line
    Please join us by signing this petition to remind federal MPs that our voices matter and our votes count. According to ABS statistics, as of December 2019 Australia’s total population was 25,522,169 people – as of July 2020, 5,854,105 were in receipt of a social security payment (2,556,017 age pensioners; 1,614,412 unemployed; 1,048,453 disabled people and carers; 335,455 parents; 299,768 students and trainees). As of 2020 the base rates of all social security payments are below the poverty line, leading to personal hardship, deprivation and homelessness, as well as having a negative impact upon the economy. Australia is a party to seven core international human rights treaties, including article 9 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR),9 yet is failing to ensure its citizens have the means to access essential health care, housing and food. To find out more information about what the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union is all about or to become a member visit auwu.org.au
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  • Stand Up Against the Curtin University Staff Cuts
    The Guild believes that universities should be places of learning and research first. Making cuts to valuable staff while investing millions into buildings in a time of crisis will only make our learning conditions worse. Curtin staff were stretched thin before and these changes will undoubtedly increase that pressure. Curtin is planning to make the same number of staff redundant as we have seen over the last 5 years combined. Voluntary redundancies threaten the diversity and inclusivity of our university environment, they disproportionately affect women, people with disabilities, queer people and first nations people. The Curtin Student Guild stands against cuts to our education. Students, staff and the quality of our education is always on the line when it comes to universities cutting costs, these areas should not face the consequences of Curtin University’s poor financial management and prioritisation of capital projects. We will not stand for this.
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  • Rates decrease/review by Mitchell Shire Council
    It is even more important because the pandemic has impacted the earnings of households. Unemployment due to COVID has increased in our community and this means working families are more in need than ever before to meet their basic needs like putting food on the table and cannot afford their escalating rate bills.
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  • Alistair Coe & the Liberals: Don’t put our recovery at risk!
    Alistair Coe & the Liberals keep telling Canberrans how they will cut rates, taxes and charges, but they haven’t been so quick to tell us what they will cut to pay for it. Will it be cutting support for small businesses, or ending programs that are keeping Canberrans in work, or will the Liberals just make it harder to get to work by cutting vital infrastructure works like the light rail extension? Mr Coe - is it true you won’t rule out ending the programs that are key to our economic recovery, including cutting important projects like the light rail? Mr. Coe, isn’t it about time you told people in Canberra the truth?
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  • Stop Cuts to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    In 2018, the University's annual revenue was $2.53 billion. Vice Chancellor Michael Spence has a yearly salary of $1.53 million. Sydney University is one of Australia's wealthiest institutions. Tutors, lecturers and professional staff are essential to the learning experience for students, and a 30% reduction will mean larger tutorials, overworked tutors, and less responsive student services. Students are already facing the prospect of massively increased university fees, with humanities degrees set to more than double in price, to $14,500 per year. For staff, the threat of unemployment means the possibility of being forced onto the already insufficient JobSeeker payment, due to be reduced to only $810 a fortnight from September. It is unconscionable that staff and students should bear the brunt of the University's funding crisis. We demand No Cuts!
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  • No cuts! Support USYD Education and Social Work staff!
    This is part of a series of attacks against staff and student from both the Liberal government and university management. Courses are getting slashed while the price of education is increasing. Social work students under current liberal plans will also see the cost of their degrees double in 2021. The University of Sydney is one of the richest universities in the country and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence sits on a million-dollar yearly salary. Management can easily afford to fund the School of Education and Social Work, but they're only concerned about their profits. We need to fight back against all attacks against our education! If you want to join the campaign, join the USYD Education Action Group and join the organising group for Education and Social Work students https://www.facebook.com/groups/1267400043595226/. Join the National Day of Action on August 28 to fight for our education! https://www.facebook.com/events/281188686290641/
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  • Tell your Centre to pay your child’s educators!
    Many educators are now facing lockdown with no savings, no access to JobKeeper, and no Government support to fall back on. Victorian educators are asking for the support of parents like you to ask Centres to pass on Government funding as wages, as it was intended. Early childhood educators who educate and care for your children NEED YOUR SUPPORT. SIGN THE PETITION to ask YOUR local centre to pass on the Federal Government’s tax-payer funded relief to workers by maintaining their wages! Sincerely, Early Childhood Educators across Melbourne
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  • Align both Disability Support Pensions
    Standard DSP only has a $174 per fortnight allowance for earning beyond the DSP payment. For every dollar after that, the recipient loses 50c in every $1. The effect of this is to reduce the hourly wage in earnings to around $10 per hour. This legislation, which creates a two class disability payment system, is discriminatory. We need to join together and demand that the Government provide all DSP recipients with the same level of benefits. This must be addressed immediately. If you also want a copy and paste letter to forward to your local minister, please feel free to use the following… To minister <name>, I have recently become aware of an unfair and unjust practice of the Australian government paying 2 different disability support payments (DSP). The standard DSP is income and asset tested and restricts recipients to being renumerated for their employment to around $10 gross/hour maximum. The second category is reserved for those classified as ‘legally blind’. As this payment has no income or asset restriction, all money earned from employment is retained. As disabled people face enormous struggles in their day to day life, whether their particular disability is legal blindness, or some other disability type, all should have the same set of access to a fair pay for work undertaken. As a society we have long ago moved toward equity and as such all should be granted the second DSP. This needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Sincerely, <Your name>
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  • For the workers: Support our hidden heroes
    The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone, and it is working people who are carrying our community through this crisis.  But it also working people that have borne much of the worst impacts of the crisis: wrecked jobs, reduced hours of work, severe income cuts, being forced to access superannuation and being put at risk of exposure to the virus. Tens of thousands of working people have put their bodies and lives on the line to get the entire Australian community through the pandemic. Working people are the hidden heroes of the pandemic and we must support them.
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  • Extend the COVID19 Eviction Moratorium
    Thousands of us are still being stalled in negotiating a rent reduction, and are facing eviction in coming weeks. At the end of September the much needed Jobseeker and JobKeeper payments will be slashed. At the same time, the COVID19 Omnibus eviction moratorium is set to end. For those of us who were already struggling to stay afloat we will be expected to live on $3 a week. While we’re expected to stay home, we need to make sure we have a secure home to stay in. The COVID19 pandemic demands long term solutions. Deferring the problem only exacerbates the crisis. Time is running out. #ExtendTheMoratorium #RentReliefNow #Nooneleftbehind
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  • MAKE BIG SECURITY FIRMS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDITIONS OF THEIR WORKERS
    We do important but risky work for companies that are licenced by the ACT Government. Security companies bid for work on the basis of cost which lowers wages and conditions, and often makes it impossible to provide a professional standard of service. The Companies that are supposed to be regulated under ACT and Federal law engage in sub-contracting and other sham arrangements to avoid their legal obligations - sometimes with devastating consequences for individual security officers and the wider community. Support stronger regulations of major security companies (Master Licence holders) to make them accountable for the wages and conditions of their security officers. Removing the incentive for Major Companies to subcontract work not only helps security officers but clients and the public as well.
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