• Paid Vaccination Leave for all Monash Workers
    Australia needs to be vaccinated as soon as possible. But we’re running last in the race to get it done. We won’t reach the required levels of COVID vaccination without more vaccine supplies and a faster roll out. We can’t rely on a system where workers have to get their jab on weekends or during lunch breaks. Monash University allows full-time workers to get vaccinated on work time. But it won’t pay casuals to do the same. No worker should have to choose between getting vaccinated and paying the bills. The latest plan from the Morrison government will see 2 million jabs per week being administered from September. We need paid leave to attend vaccination and recover from routine side effects. Last year workers in our Union campaigned for and won paid pandemic leave and one day a week carer’s leave for staff caring and home-schooling. This year, together, we can win paid vaccination leave. But we need to work together. We need a strong voice to demand nation-wide paid vaccination leave. We need it for the University, and we need it for our colleagues and students. Sign the petition for paid vaccination leave. Join your union.
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  • Vaccinate our students now!
    *update* National Cabinet is due to meet on August 27 and apparently discuss this issue however we will keep this petition up until our demands are met. Your voice matters. Please share this petition widely. Scott Morrison has said we must ”learn to live” with COVID-19 once we reach an 80% vaccination threshold of adults. This leaves 36% of the population unvaccinated, including most young people under 16 years old. The health toll on young people could be a disaster. Learning to live with the virus poses an unacceptable health risk until all ages under 16 are vaccinated. The National Plan and vaccine thresholds must be updated and include young people. We are concerned about young people returning to school unvaccinated for the following reasons; 1. Compared to previous variants, the delta variant is more virulent in young people. The Western Australian AMA former President Andrew Miller in WA Today states "The other real worry is that about 40 per cent of kids still have symptoms at four months, and 7 per cent have disabling physical or mental issues at six months, which can lead into long COVID syndrome." 2. Compared to previous variants, the delta variant has a 10-15 times higher transmissibility in young people. To date, young people are disproportionately affected. In Victoria, 45% of infections are in children and teenagers. In New South Wales, the figure is 30%. (22/8/21) Note these disproportionate infection rates are occurring in the context of remote learning in Victoria and NSW. Concerningly in the regional area of Shepparton, where school remained open for some of the current statewide lockdown, every school has become an exposure site and is now closed with multiple children, young people and their families now infected. The infection rates could rise further if students return onsite before being vaccinated. Unlike most workplaces, once students return to classrooms, social distancing will be practically impossible. Furthermore, adequate air ventilation, filtration and monitoring infrastructure, at this stage, does not exist. 3. The Doherty report was written before the recent evidence that indicates that the transmissibility of the Delta variant is much higher in young people. The Doherty model's rationale for excluding young people in their vaccine quotas rests on the assumption that "[e]xpanding the vaccine program to the 12-15 year age group has minimal impact on transmission and clinical outcomes for any achieved level of vaccine uptake". This is outdated.  More recent epidemiological modelling indicates that the necessity for heavier social distancing measures will be reduced if 5-15 year olds are included in the vaccination strategy (McBryde et al. 2021). Both the NSW and Victorian Chief Health Officers have recognised that young people are now a vector for broader community transmission. 4. As school staff we are acutely aware of the mental health challenges that students face under lockdown. However, returning students to onsite learning as a predominantly unvaccinated group and into an unsafe environment is not a solution.
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    Created by Jamiel S
  • Save aged care at Latrobe City Council
    Since 2019 there have been local government elections which ushered in a new formation of councilors. Some of these did not vote to privatise council run aged care, but instead have been burdened with the responsibility. Council aged care provides well trained, adequately paid, and trusted care to the elderly in the community. This means the community gets good continuity of care by skilled and permanent workers - exactly what they asked for in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety! During Covid-19 this kind of care has been a life saver in comparison to the private sector. We must defend these services as best as we can for the future of all people in the valley, because at some point, everyone is going to need care.
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    Created by Latrobe aged care workers & The Australian Services Union
  • ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਰ ਕਟੌਤੀਆਂ ਬੰਦ ਕਰੋ
    ਡਾਕਟਰੀ ਮਾਹਰਾਂ ਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਚੇਤਾਵਨੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਤਬਦੀਲੀਆਂ ਕਾਰਨ ਜੇਬ ਲਾਗਤਾਂ ਵਧਣਗੀਆਂ - ਇਸਦਾ ਮਤਲਬ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਮਰੀਜ਼ਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੁਝ ਆਮ ਪ੍ਰਕਿਰਿਆਵਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਸੈਂਕੜੋਂ ਡਾਲਰ ਅਤੇ ਦੁਰਲੱਭ ਅਵਸਥਾਵਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ $10,000 ਤੱਕ ਦਾ ਭੁਗਤਾਨ ਕਰਨਾ ਪੈ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਲਿਬਰਲ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ 2014 ਤੋਂ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਸਿਹਤ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮਾਂ ਲਈ ਅਰਬਾਂ ਦੀ ਫੰਡਿੰਗ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਟੌਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਵੀ ਮਾੜੀ ਗੱਲ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਇੰਡੈਕਸੇਸ਼ਨ ਦਰ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕ ਦਿੱਤਾ, ਜੋ ਬਲਕ-ਬਿਲਿੰਗ ਨੂੰ ਘੱਟ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਸਾਨੂੰ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਨੂੰ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ। ਅਸੀਂ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਤੋਂ ਮੰਗ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ ਕਿ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਨੂੰ ਬਦਲਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ। ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਦੇਉਣ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਤੇ ਦਸਤਖਤ ਕਰੋ। ---- ਅਸੀਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦੇਖਣ ਦੇ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਆਦਰ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ। ਅਸੀਂ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ----- ਐਸ ਮੈਕਮੈਨਸ, ACTU ਸੈਕਰਟਰੀ, 365 ਕੁਈਨ ਸਟਰੀਟ, ਮੈਲਬੌਰਨ 3000 - ਦੁਆਰਾ ਅਧਿਕਾਰਤ
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    Created by Australian Unions
  • मेडिकेयर में कटौती को रोकें
    चिकित्सा विशेषज्ञों ने पहले ही चेतावनी दी है कि इन परिवर्तनों के कारण जेब की लागत बढेगी- इसका मतलब है रोगियों को कुछ आम प्रोसीजर्स के लिए सैकड़ों डॉलर तक और अनूठे मामलों के लिए $10,000 तक का पेमेंट करना पड़ सकता है। लिबरल सरकार ने पहले से ही 2014 के बाद से मेडिकेयर और अन्य स्वास्थ्य कार्यक्रमों के लिए फंडिंग में अरबों की कटौती की है । इससे भी बदतर बात यह है कि उन्होंने मेडिकेयर इंडेक्सेशन रेट को ब्लॉक कर दिया, जिससे बल्क-बिलिंग कम हो जाती है । हमें मेडिकेयर को बचाने की जरूरत है। हम इस याचिका के द्वारा सरकार से मांग करेंगे कि मेडिकेयर को ना बदले। अपना योगदान देने के लिए इस याचिका पर साइन करें। --- हम हिंदी भाषा में जानकारी देखने के आपके अधिकार का सम्मान करते हैं। हम अधिक जानकारी हिंदी भाषा में उपलब्ध कराने के लिए प्रयास कर रहे हैं। --- एस मैकमैनस, ACTU सचिव, 365 क्वीन स्ट्रीट, मेलबर्न 3000 : द्वारा अधिकृत
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    Created by Australian Unions
  • Vaccinate Sydney's public transport workers now
    Many people are surprised to discover that public transport workers, who have worked throughout this lockdown in an essential and public-facing role, are not eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. We come into contact with many members of the public throughout our day, eat and perform standby duties in packed lunchrooms with fellow workers. There is a lot of potential for the virus to spread throughout our workplace and be carried across sydney by our trains. The risk of serious transmission on the railways not only puts rail workers in danger, it threatens to shut down essential rail services which transport other essential workers across the city. We are concerned that no serious measures have been put in place to address these dangers in our work, and that vaccinating our essential workforce should not be the individual responsibility of workers, but the collective responsibility of the government and management.
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    Created by Jane Indigo
  • Vaccinate Education Workers Now!
    Urgent vaccination of education staff is essential for their protection as well as the protection of students and their communities. It will also reduce the need in future to move to remote learning, which is so disruptive for students and parents. Most importantly, it is a key public safety measure to slow the spread of future outbreaks. Childcare, kinder and pre-school workers are, in many cases, continuing to work in very high-contact workplaces even when schools and TAFEs move to remote learning. The slow pace of the vaccine rollout, the lack of supply of vaccines and the failure to heed the call to prioritise education workers is putting staff, students and the broader community at risk.
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    Created by IEU Vic/Tas and AEU Vic
  • Its time. Call a Covid election.
    The failure of Australia's Covid-19 response has been the greatest public policy failure in our nations history. Eighteen months into the pandemic and the nation is still in lockdown, we have the lowest vaccination rate in the OECD and millions of workers cannot get a vaccine. The Prime Minister and Health Minister have made announcement after announcement but taken very few concrete steps to making our community safer. It is safe to say Australia's Covid response has been scandalously bad. We need a Covid election. Lives count on it and Morrison is not up to the job.
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    Created by Antony Moore Picture
  • सामाजिक सुरक्षा योजनामा सुधारका लागि FIEUN को अपिल
    योगदानमा आधारित सामाजिक सुरक्षा ऐन, नियमावली र कार्यविधि तथा श्रम ऐन र नियमावलीमा रहेका थुप्रै अमिल्दा व्यवस्थाहरु सरकारी, निजी संगठीत तथा असंगठीत तमाम श्रमिकका लागि प्रतिकूल छन् । श्रमिकले आफ्नो सेवाकालभरीमा योगदान गरेको रकमको पूर्ण प्रतिफल पाउंन नसक्ने र योगदान रकमको सुरक्षाको अभाव देखिन्छ । त्यसैले नेपालका सरकारी, निजी, संगठीत तथा असंगठीत सम्पूर्ण श्रमिकहरुको सर्वाङ्गीण हित रक्षाको लागि हामीले न्यायको आवाज उठाएका हांै । नेपालको बैक, बीमा तथा वित्तीय क्षेत्रको नेतृत्वकर्ता एकमात्र व्यवसायिक कर्मचारी युनियन भएको नाताले समग्र बैंक, बीमा तथा वित्तीय संस्थाहरुमा कार्यरत सम्पूर्ण कर्मचारीहरुको खाईपाई आएको सेवासुविधा तथा सेवाशर्तको रक्षाको लागि अपरिहार्य अभियान नै अहिलेको विरोधको कार्यक्रम हो ।
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    Created by Financial Institute Employees Union of Nepal (FIEUN)
  • NSW: Strengthen the Lockdown, Increase Support Payments!
    The Covid-19 situation in NSW is extremely concerning. Once again, the failure to build proper, dedicated quarantine facilities has resulted in a serious local outbreak, this time of the incredibly contagious Delta strain. Vaccination rates remain woefully low. The NSW Government has acted far too slowly and half-heartedly in relation to the current outbreak. Nobody enjoys lockdowns, but the failure to enact a serious lockdown soon enough has let this outbreak grow, and now means that the lockdown must be extended and strengthened. Allowing the virus to spread would be a health disaster, not just for NSW but for all Australia.
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    Created by Joshua Lees
  • Paid Vaccination Leave for All Workers
    The latest plan from the Morrison Government predicts 2 million jabs per week from September. But too many employers are not allowing workers to take the necessary time off to get the job. Those at the greatest risk include casuals and low paid essential workers. No worker should have to choose between getting vaccinated and paying the bills. Last year workers in their unions won paid-pandemic leave and Job Keeper. This year, together, we can win paid vaccination leave. We need a strong voice to demand nationwide paid vaccination leave to give workers paid time off to get the jab and recover from any side effects.
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    Created by Australian Unions
  • Support Mental Health Workers
    June 30th marked 12 months since the Victorian Public Sector Mental Health EBA expired. 12 months during which the Andrews Government has failed to provide the pay and conditions Mental Health workers deserve. 12 months of a global pandemic, where these workers pushed themselves harder to ever to help Victorians. 12 months of dealing with safety issues, a staffing crisis and increasing workloads. Send a message to James Merlino, the Mental Health Minister, telling him to fix the Mental Health EBA. • Fix the staffing crisis in Mental Health, • Make our hospitals safer, • Treat essential workers fairly. We need Minister Merlino to act now to Support Mental Health workers
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    Created by Health and Community Services Union