• Make Rapid Antigen Tests Free and Accessible
    Unions and business urged Scott Morrison to make rapid antigen tests free back in October. He could have chosen to act but he did nothing. The UK and US Governments have already acted to make rapid covid tests free and accessible to their citizens, once again Scott Morrison is leaving Australia behind. Right now, a single test can cost up to $20, if you’re lucky enough to find a chemist that still has them. That’s $100 for a family of five. That might be small change to the Prime Minister, but it’s out of reach for many families. When asked whether he would make rapid antigen tests free for Australians who need them, Mr Morrison suggested it wasn’t the Government’s job to fix the problem anyway. When a journalist specifically put to Mr Morrison that “not everyone can afford Rapid Antigen Tests”, the PM glibly replied, “some people can, some people can’t”. We've seen time and time again that when the going gets tough, Scott Morrison goes missing. We can't afford this inaction right now. It's time for the Federal Government to step up and make rapid antigen tests free and accessible.
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  • Thank Essential Workers- Don't Remove Support
    Essential workers have continued to turn up to work throughout the pandemic. Already there have been over 700 public servants and disability workers infected with COVID-19 at work with disability workers also infected. Already we have seen PSA members in Disability group homes, Juvenile Justice, NSW Prisons, Private Prisons, transport, and now we are experiencing 100s of school closures and exposures. From the start of the pandemic there has been presumptive legislation to support essential workers when they get COVID with workers compensation, without the impossible task of having to prove you got it at work. This protects the following workers: -public health employees, -disability facilities, -educational institutions, including pre-schools, schools and tertiary institutions -police and emergency services -transport services, -libraries, -courts and tribunals, -correctional centres and detention centres, -places of public entertainment or instruction (including, museums, galleries, cultural institutions and casinos), The government has introduced a Bill to repeal these laws, which will mean that if you get COVID at work, you have to prove that you got it at work. The NSW Government has said that this change may take over $600 million out of the hands of injured workers and cut 75% of these claims. These cuts passed the lower house in November with all the Government members. The Bill has been referred to the Upper House Committee where it is likely to be voted on in February.
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  • ਸਾਰੇ ਕਾਮਿਆਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਪੇਡ ਆਈਸੋਲੇਸ਼ਨ ਲੀਵ
    ਕਾਮੇ (ਵਰਕਰਜ਼) ਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਲੋੜੀਂਦੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਦੇ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ। ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੇ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ (ਇਸੇਂਸ਼ਲ) ਕਾਮਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਕੋਵਿਡ ਦੇ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਵਿੱਚ ਆਉਣ ਦਾ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਖਤਰਾ ਹੈ। ਦੋ ਲੱਖ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਆਮ (ਕੈਸੂਅਲ) ਕਰਮਚਾਰੀਆਂ ਕੋਲ ਸਾਲਾਨਾ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਅਤੇ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ। ਸਵੈ-ਇਕਾਂਤ ਜਾਂ ਕੁਆਰੰਟੀਨ ਕਾਰਨ ਜੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਜ਼ਾਰਾ ਕਰਨ ਬਾਰੇ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਇਹ ਬਹੁਤ ਅਣਉਚਿਤ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। ਸਾਡੀ ਮੰਗ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਕਾਮੇ ਨੂੰ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਣ ਜਾਂ ਆਮਦਨ ਗੁਆਉਣ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਨਾ ਪਵੇ। ਇਹ ਉਹ ਤਰੀਕਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਾਮੇ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀਪੂਰਵਕ ਵਸ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ ਜਾਂ ਕੁਆਰੰਟੀਨ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ, ਭਾਈਚਾਰਿਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਸਹਿਕਰਮੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ। ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਦੇਉਣ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਤੇ ਦਸਤਖਤ ਕਰੋ ਜੀ। ---- 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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  • सभी कर्मचारियों के लिए पेड आइसोलेशन लीव
    कार्यकर्ता (वर्कर्स) हमें इस महामारी में जरूरी सहायता दे रहे हैं। बहुत सारे आवश्यक श्रमिकों को अभी भी कोविड के संपर्क में होने का लगातार खतरा है। दो लाख से अधिक आकस्मिक (कैज़ुअल) कर्मचारियों के पास वार्षिक अवकाश (एनुअल लीव) और बीमार छुट्टी नहीं है। यह बहुत अनुचित होगा अगर एकांतवास या कुयरंटीन के कारण किसी को गुजारा करने के बारे में चिंता हो। हम मांग करते हैं कि किसी भी कामगार को कर्ज में जाने या आय खोने का सामना नहीं करना पड़े। यही तरीका है जिस से कार्यकर्ता शांतिपूर्ण मन से एकांतवास या कुयरंटीन कर सके और उनके परिवारों, समुदायों और सहकर्मियों को सुरक्षित रख सके। 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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  • Sack AV Executive Who Upheld Toxic Workplace Culture
    The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) review into Ambulance Victoria (AV) has found bullying, discrimination, victimisation, and sexual harassment are rife throughout the service. "We heard that some leaders at Ambulance Victoria – including senior leaders, managers, and other senior staff – are undermining organisational messaging on a commitment to workplace equality and respectful behaviour by displaying incivility or unlawful workplace behaviours and by failing to call out this behaviour when it occurs." (Page 296, VEOHRC Independent Review into Workplace Equality in Ambulance Victoria) AV staff have bravely spoken out about nepotism and discrimination, and no amount of policy and procedure can create a safe workplace when senior leaders who fostered this culture of workplace harm are in power. "We also heard that individuals who were known to have perpetrated unlawful conduct in the past at Ambulance Victoria had been promoted to positions of authority." (Page 281 VEOHRC review) To rebuild trust within AV, senior leaders responsible for fostering the “boys club” and offering promotion and protection to bullies, should be investigated and their employment terminated. Within AV’s latest People Matters Survey, only 34% of staff said they believed senior leaders demonstrate honesty and integrity. AV senior leadership has scored the lowest out of 17 Victorian public sector health organisations on integrity, honesty, inclusion and support. (Page 53, People Matters Survey) 5 of the 6 drivers of unlawful and harmful workplace conduct at AV are attributable to the AV Executive. (Page 278 VEOHRC review) A fundamental shift in culture requires an equally large shift in the senior leadership at Ambulance Victoria to lead the service out of the dark. The committed members of AV’s workforce who have endured years of inaction need to see change today.
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  • Keep COVID Protections For Essential Workers
    Paramedics have made immense sacrifices throughout the pandemic. At times, many have felt scared to go home to their families, worried they will bring home COVID-19. The amendment provided the small comfort of knowing that if the worst did happen and we did become infected with COVID-19, at least we would not have to face the stress of proving our infection occurred at work. We cannot stand by and watch while our Government turns its back on the workers that carried this state through the pandemic. We're sending a clear message that NSW will not accept the cruel and short-sighted repeal of this amendment.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Secure Jobs for Custodial Officers
    We are Care and Custodial officers who work for contractor Ventia under the Department of Justice (“DoJ”) Court Security and Custodial Services (“CS&CS”) contract. Some of us have worked in this role for 20 years and have not once received long service leave. The contract constantly changes providers and has been mismanaged since it was privatised by the Department of Justice in 2000. We work in a challenging role and a risky environment, transporting persons in custody to hospitals and keeping a watch on persons in custody who have left the prisons for the day, for whatever reason. The contract in its form is simply unsustainable. We deal with a high turnover of staff, untrained guards (often subcontractors the company uses to keep costs down), low morale, and low paid, insecure, casualized jobs. After being stonewalled on two occasions by the company and the Fair Work Commission when we tried to take protected industrial action, we are calling for the WA State Government to bring the contract back in house and provide us with safe, secure and reliable jobs we can count on.
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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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  • Support Rail Workers' Campaign for Safety, Conditions and Fair Pay
    Safety on the rail network is of paramount importance, and by trying to erode our conditions the NSW Government is lowering those safety standards and putting us all in danger. They are also trying to remove guards from trains - we believe this is an unacceptable risk. Australia has some of the best employment protections in the world thanks to unions fighting for generations to ensure a fair go for all Aussies. But it's a constant battle to maintain these conditions, and the NSW Government is trying to water down our rights and protections. We are fighting to save these for ourselves, for all other public service workers and for the wider community as a whole. The NSW Government imposed a wage freeze on all public servants last year, which amounted to a pay cut in real terms, even for those sectors who had already negotiated higher increases. This is despite a number of senior bureaucrats receiving huge pay rises, sending a clear message to essential workers that they do not matter. All workers deserve a fair pay rise in the current economic environment, and we're fighting to prevent the government from using the pandemic as an excuse to sell us all short.
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  • 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