• No COVID-19 testing in community pharmacy
    Pharmacy patients are some of the most vulnerable people in our community – people with complex medication needs, people with multiple health issues, and the elderly who rely on medication for chronic illness and conditions. Pharmacies are primarily retail and health spaces that are not designed to be communicable disease testing centres. People who have respiratory symptoms including those with cold and flu symptoms should be tested at a predesignated testing sites and then stay home, not go to a community pharmacy. We’ve seen that even with highly trained medical staff adhering to strict infectious disease protocols, COVID-19 has successfully infected large numbers of health workers. The plan by the Queensland government to make every pharmacy in the state a Covid-19 testing centre is reckless and puts the health and safety of pharmacy employees and the community they serve at risk.
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    Created by Paul Inglis
  • UTAS REVERSE CUTS TO CLEANERS
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of cleaners and the amazing job they do in keeping work spaces and public areas clean, healthy, and sanitary. During the pandemic, cleaners have been put under immense stress as they fight to keep Tasmanians safe. It is because of the hard work and dedication of cleaners that Tasmania currently has zero recorded cases of COVID-19. However, we are only as safe as our front line defence allows us to be. By cutting the cleaning budget, effectively withdrawing time and resources from cleaners to do their job, UTAS is putting everyone at risk. It would be devastating if a second wave of COVID-19 spread throughout Tasmania because of this poor decision by Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black and the UTAS Board. UTAS must restore its cleaning budget NOW!
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    Created by Benjamin Dudman Picture
  • Support LGBTIQ+ kids, stop Mark Latham's Bill!
    Mark Latham's Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 is a dangerous attack to LGBTIQ+ kids and staff. If passed, the Bill will: -prohibit trans and gender diverse content being taught in health and physical education classes. - prohibit teachers from mentioning the existence of LGBTI+ characters, people or events in other subjects like English or History. - prohibit counsellors from giving advice to students on the subject of gender fluidity. - force teachers to refuse to call students by their preferred pronouns. - teachers who do not comply could lose their accreditation and their jobs. - allow parents and guardians to remove their child from any course that mentions sexuality. - force schools to consult with parents and guardians at the start of each year about any course which mentions sexuality (and change the courses accordingly). - legitimise the stigmatization of intersex students. This Bill goes further even than the Religious Discrimination Bill that the Morrison government has waiting in the shadows - which itself would legalise discrimination towards LGBTI+ people in Australia. Latham's Bill goes further as a calculated attempt to erase the very existence of LGBTI+ people and force kids and staff back into the closet. Please share this petition to keep up the fight!
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    Created by CARR (Community Action for Rainbow Rights)
  • Mandate N95 fit testing for health workers
    Health care workers are at high occupational risk of contracting COVID-19, and are overrepresented in serious cases. Preventative measures, including provision of and education about the use of personal protective equipment, is only effective if it is fit for purpose - masks that allow unfiltered air entry and exit exposes health care workers, their colleagues, family members, and care recipients to increased risk.
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    Created by Tara Nipe
  • Stop the Toxic Fires
    The slap-on-the-wrist fines that these companies get are not enough. Dodgy companies that cut corners and put their workers, the community and the environment at risk should lose their operating licences and be closed. These fires have deadly consequences and we need urgent action to hold these corporate criminals to account.
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    Created by Chris Giddings
  • Give Ranjan his job back
    My name is Ranjan. I’m a 53-year-old asylum seeker from Sri Lanka. I have worked at Polytrade Recycling in Dandenong, Melbourne, since 2017. On 23 July, I was sacked by text message. My supervisor told me that I’m no longer needed. This happened on the day I took sick leave. Two days earlier, I became unconscious at work. I was taken by ambulance and the bill was paid by Polytrade. I had to take sick leave to do further tests on my chest. When my union representative contacted the human resources manager, the manager claimed that I spoke with a colleague about lodging work cover claim and that’s one of the reasons behind my dismissal. In 2017, Polytrade received a government grant of over $500,000. Meanwhile I was underpaid by $7 an hour. Only after we joined the Australian Workers Union did Polytrade lift our pay to the required minimum under the Waste Management Award. But I’m still owed tens of thousands of dollars from the underpayments. I rely on my job to pay my rent, bills, food and support my family back in Sri Lanka. I want my job back. And I want all Polytrade workers to have secure and safe jobs with fair pay. Please sign this petition.
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    Created by Ranjan Samithamby
  • 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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    Created by United Workers Union Picture
  • Fully suspend 'mutual' obligations for people on Centrelink payments
    In the middle of a global pandemic and an economic crisis that's only getting worse the government is misleading people on Centrelink payments about pointless and punitive 'mutual' obligations activities. It's not safe. Right now there are no penalties in place for refusing to do most mutual obligations, however people can be forced into a job they don't want and the government has given job agencies license to bully, harass and lie to people. This has made many JobSeekers confused and distressed, and many are doing activities against their will when they don't have to. We have called a strike to protest this behaviour. Go here for more information about your right not to do 'mutual' obligations right now: https://auwu.substack.com/p/how-to-participate-in-the-auwu-mostrike
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    Created by Australian Unemployed Workers Union
  • Spotless: Give your laundry workers paid pandemic leave
    Spotless Group Holdings is an integrated services company that also provides laundry management to hospitals and the broader health care system. Spotless laundry workers handle COVID linen from health care providers. Paid pandemic leave will give workers the peace of mind to take leave when they feel sick, even if they are casuals. It means no worker has to choose between their health and paying the bills; or worry about their next pay check when self isolating. For the good of the community, the workers and the company, Spotless must give workers paid pandemic leave now.
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    Created by United Workers Union
  • I, Jane Fuchsbichler, and the undersigned, ask the Tier 3 Railways in WA be RE-OPENED and UPGRADED
    Reinstating the use and the upgrading of Tier 3 lines will: • Provide a much-needed sustainable path to port • Help to ensure WA's export industries remain competitive internationally • Help with revitalising rural towns and the WA economy • Reduce freight costs to port • Reduce road repair and maintenance costs • Improve road safety Reduces traffic congestion in the city with fewer trucks making their way to port • Reduce the carbon footprint of the State of WA, as well as that of individuals in the following groups: consumers, transporters, farmers, producers and exporters As: Closure of rail has increased freight costs which are passed on to the rest of the community in other ways This campaign has the support of the WA branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union and the WA branch of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union
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    Created by Jane Fuchsbichler
  • Bidfood: Give your workers paid pandemic leave now!
    Paid pandemic leave will give workers the peace of mind to take leave when they feel sick, even if they are casuals. It means no worker has to worry about a pay check when self isolating and means in the case of a shut down, Bidfood can be up and running as soon as possible. For the good of the community, the workers and the company, Bidfood must give workers paid pandemic leave now.
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    Created by United Workers Union Picture
  • Staff to resident ratios for quality aged care.
    As secretary of the Bendigo Trades Hall I support our unions and their members and fight for all workers. However, this one hits closer to home. I have a sister that works in the aged care industry and my grandfather is a resident in one of the Royal Freemasons facilities. My sister loves her job and cares very much for the residents, but my sister still has the right to a safe reliable job and my grandfather needs quality care that can only be provided by our experienced aged care staff. Reducing the staffing levels to meet their budget Royal Freemasons is putting the safety of both the staff and the residents at risk. Please help me call on the government to put the care of our loved ones and the safety of the wonderful caring staff before profits. Tell the government we need ratios in the private aged care sector.
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    Created by Luke Martin, Bendigo Trades Hall