• 'Lindungi Kami, Putuskan Rantaian Penularan COVID-19!'
    Mengapa ini penting? Penyebaran COVID-19 telah menyebabkan gangguan besar bagi pekerja dan ekonomi di Malaysia. Ramai di antara rakyat telah kehilangan pekerjaan dan tidak dapat menyara keluarga mereka. Malah sebilangan daripada mereka kehilangan insan tersayang. Penderitaan rakyat semakin mendalam setiap hari dengan menularnya wabak ini. Baru-baru ini kita telah melihat varian yang berbeza dan lebih berbahaya yang sangat merunsingkan kita semua. Kemudahan hospital masih berada pada tahap kritikal di mana kebanyakan hospital tidak dapat menampung jumlah pesakit positif dan orang ramai tidak mendapat rawatan yang secukupnya. Bagi mengakhiri penderitaan ini, kita seharusnya mengutamakan vaksinasi dan ujian “swab test” COVID-19 tepat pada masanya bagi pekerja barisan hadapan dalam memastikan kelancaran ekonomi Malaysia berterusan. Tinjauan di beberapa klinik dan makmal swasta mendapati bahawa bayaran yang dikenakan juga tidak seragam untuk proses ujian saringan yang sama. Menurunkan kos atau menetapkan harga siling yang berpatutan untuk ujian saringan akan membolehkan lebih ramai orang ke institusi kesihatan swasta untuk ujian saringan, dan dengan ini dapat mengurangkan bebanan yang ditanggung oleh institusi kesihatan awam. Sebagai tambahan, dasar monopoli yang diberikan ke atas syarikat Pharmaniaga Bhd. perlu diteliti semula bagi memutuskan rantaian jangkitan COVID-19. Pemerolehan bekalan vaksin hendaklah diperluas kepada lebih banyak syarikat agar proses vaksinasi dapat dipercepatkan. Kita harus mengawal wabak ini secepat mungkin.
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    Created by Majlis Rangkaian Kesatuan Sekerja Antarabangsa Malaysia (UNI-Malaysia Labour Centre)
  • Protect the Collingwood Community Garden!
    Operating since 1979, the Collingwood Community Gardens are under threat of being bulldozed. The destruction of this important cultural and community space was announced by Collingwood Children’s Farm Committee of Management on Thursday, 3 June. Citing ‘safety concerns’ such as uneven ground, the use of removable metal cladding and ‘piles of wood and sticks’ as the catalyst, the Committee of Management made the determination to indefinitely close the Gardens, situated on Crown land, without community consultation. There is no evidence that alternatives to the bulldozing of this important community space were considered, even after multiple volunteers offered to fix the issues cited in the report. For generations families have nurtured this space, using it as a place to share knowledge, connect with the earth and build community. Many Plotters (a warm term used by those that tend to the gardens) rely on these gardens for their food production, social activities, exercise and mental health. There are multiple stories of migrant families that have kept their culture and knowledge alive through the activities at the Gardens.
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  • We need mentally safe workplaces
    More Victorian workers are suffering psychological injury from mentally unsafe workplaces. This includes stress, bullying and harassment and workplace violence. In Victoria’s OHS laws, there are clear regulations around physical hazards – when a physical risk is identified there are clear steps on how to fix it. This is not the case with psychological health. There are no regulations on how employers should deal with psychological risks in the workplace. When 1 in 5 Victorian workers suffer from a mental injury every year, this isn’t good enough. Our regulations make it easy for bosses to sweep psychological hazards under the rug while more and more workers suffer from psychological injuries. This needs to stop. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. We call on Daniel Andrews to reform our OHS laws so there are clear regulations on psychological health hazards, including: - A new regulation to require employers to take psychological hazards just as seriously as physical hazards - A requirement for employers to notify exposure to psychosocial hazards - A requirement for employers to use the hierarchy of control in controlling hazards and making it applicable to all hazards and risks, including psychological. The Andrews government has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make work safer for everyone. These reforms will change lives and save lives. Sign the petition today.
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  • We Need Safe Apprenticeships
    A good apprenticeship provides all the tools you need to get started in a trade, setting you on the path to a rewarding career. But these days, some apprenticeships can be like the Wild West, with cowboy operators not properly training us, leaving us unsupervised, stealing our wages or - worst of all - putting our lives at risk by forcing us to do unsafe work. I went through a lot of this during my apprenticeship. I was excited to start my Boilermaker apprenticeship. I said to everyone; I want to fabricate things, forge things and it's going to be really cool. But during my apprenticeship I'd be working inside these barrels, no ventilation, no extraction fans, nothing. I'd have a p95 mask and I'd be in there for four hours, but within an hour the thing would be black and you couldn't breathe through it. I'd ask the boss for a new one and he would ask why I'd needed a new one. Often there was no one supervising me and the boss wouldn't release me and the other apprentices so we could go to Tafe. Unfortunately, my story isn't unique. It's become so bad that less than half of Victorian apprentices ever finish their training. This has to stop. Sign my petition to call on the Victorian Government to create a license system and regulatory body to protect apprentices like me.
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    Created by Jae Wassell, former apprentice
  • Support Tassie's TAFE - stop privatisation
    I am a TasTAFE teacher who works closely with local industry to deliver the training and education they need in a workforce. For years I've pushed TasTAFE management to deliver the courses demanded by students and employers and I've sat down with government to discuss how TasTAFE can provide flexible training options. Deliberate underfunding from governments has already resulted in TAFE courses being cut and smaller regional communities and businesses losing quality training options. TasTAFE teachers and support staff understand the needs of their industries and students. We know how important we are to Tasmania's economic recovery. Instead of working together to ensure Tasmanians have the training and skills for our COVID-19 recovery, the Tasmanian Liberal Government has declared war on TAFE teachers and support staff with an ideological privatisation plan that will only delay economic recovery. Let's rebuild with TAFE together and stop the Liberal Party's disastrous privatisation plan.
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  • Have a heart for children in state care
    THERE'S A CRISIS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE Every month hundreds of shifts are being covered by fatigued Youth Workers working excessive overtime. Many more are not covered at all. The staffing shortage has become so chronic that social workers are now being forced to care for children in offices because there aren't enough Residential Care staff to care for them. This puts vulnerable children and the staff that care for them at serious risk. Minister Sanderson has known about this for years, yet the problem is getting worse. The Public Service Association has calculated that we need at least 60 more full-time youth workers to ensure appropriate staffing in Residential Care. EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS MUST BE RESTORED In the last two State Budgets Minister Sanderson’s government has made significant cuts to successful early intervention programs. As a result we’re seeing more children coming into state care. We need these programs restored to ensure vulnerable children and families are supported to function independently. CUTS TO ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS MUST BE ABANDONED Many children in care are Aboriginal. Yet, Minister Sanderson’s government is planning to axe critical programs specifically designed to support Aboriginal children and their families.
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    Created by Nev Kitchin
  • SAY NO TO IN-CAB SURVEILLANCE
    Rail companies already have an extensive amount of data available (data Logger/Event recorders, Driver Advice Systems, radio voice recordings, and forward-facing camera) for investigation, compliance and assessments. Adding surveillance inside the cabin of locomotives will not prevent an incident from happening. Better training, support and a “no blame” culture will. We believe that the extended use of in-cab recording devices will have little if any impact on the efficacy of rail safety investigations and will have a significant detrimental effect on the mental health of Traincrew.
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  • WE DEMAND ACCESS TO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
    The WA FIFO Code of Practice clearly lists communication as a critical factor in maintaining the health and wellbeing of FIFO workers. Section 5.5 of the Code states: Access to reliable communications infrastructure is an important factor for managing the impact of remote and isolated work on mental health and wellbeing. Allowing contact with personal networks helps fulfil home-life roles and responsibilities, meet social needs and facilitate the transition between home and work. Where practicable and in line with site requirements, there should be flexibility for workers to contact family and friends during the working day. Where mobile phone coverage is unreliable or inadequate, alternative communication channels (e.g. satellite internet) should be available for personal use and able to cope with periods of high demand.
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  • Provide Ambos with Bullying, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Investigation Processes
    Ambulance Victoria has received numerous complaints by paramedics about bullying and sexual harassment. They have asked the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) to undertake a review into Sexual Harassment and Discrimination. The review could take years! In the meantime, when paramedics and AV staff raise current issues about bullying, they are told that they can raise them in an internal process or send them to VEOHRC. VEOHRC's coverage of bullying is not clear cut. They cannot conciliate a bullying complaint unless it relates to discrimination or sexual harassment. This will leave many complaints out in the cold, with no-one available to review them. Additionally, less than 10% of surveyed staff at Ambulance Victoria believe that the current internal investigation process is effective and fair. This can’t wait - Ambulance Victoria must act now!
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  • Enough is enough. Stop gig workers from being killed on our roads.
    Delivery riders work night and day for an average of just $10.42 an hour*. They often have to work 50 - 60 hours a week to cobble together a basic income. They have no right to insurance when they get injured or die on the road, and it is at the discretion of huge multinational companies like UberEats and Doordash as to whether their families get supported. A survey conducted by the Transport Workers Union in September found that 73% of food delivery riders are worried about being ‘seriously hurt or killed’ at work. And their fears are clearly not unfounded. The Federal government must step up and take responsibility for workers being killed on the job by pulling these cowboy companies into line.
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  • Don't Leave Public Transport Workers At the End of the Queue For The Covid Vaccine
    Public transport workers in Australia deal with millions of Australians getting them to work, school and play. This puts them at a heightened risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19. For many Governments, public transport workers are an afterthought. However, with this crisis, we need Governments of all levels to prioritise providing free and easy access to the new Covid-19 vaccine before big business and greedy CEOs get their hands on it. Public transport workers keep Australia moving and we can't let them be left at the back of the queue. #DontForgetPTWorkers #Covid19 #FrontlineHeros
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  • Ratify ILO C190 Violence and Harassment Convention now!
    This Convention is ground-breaking for many reasons, including that it: • Protects against all forms of violence and harassment in the world of work, including during commuting to and from work, and through information and communications technologies; • Protects all individuals in the world of work, irrespective of their contractual status, including volunteers, trainees and apprentices, and casuals; • Recognises that family and domestic violence is a workplace issue and sets out specific measures that can be taken to protect workers; • Recognises that workers in some sectors, such as health, transport, education, retail and hospitality, or those working at night or in isolated areas, may be more exposed to violence and harassment and need special protections. Although violence and harassment in the workplace can be suffered by any worker, women are much more vulnerable to it and much more likely to experience it. These risks of violence and harassment have become more pronounced during the pandemic. Rates of domestic and family violence have spiked around the world in 2020, and large numbers of workers are being required to work from home, regardless of whether it’s a safe work environment for them. Please tell the Attorney-General and Minister for Women to urgently commit to ratify C 190 to make workplaces healthy, safe and respectful for all of us.
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