• Tell Sydney Trains To Stop Targeting Our Delegates
    Our elected representatives need to have the ability to represent us, the members, free of harassment and the threat of disciplinary hanging over their heads like the hangman's noose. The actions displayed from Sydney Trains set a terrible precedent and will impede the movement's ability to bargain into the future due to workplace delegates being in fear of the employment.
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    Created by Scarlett Bellette
  • 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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    Created by Transport Workers Union WA Picture
  • Help End the Housing Crisis in Victoria- Legislate for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning
    Access to a safe, sustainable and affordable housing is a growing problem across Victoria and Australia. More than half of Australia’s low-income renters are now paying so much for a roof over their heads that they can’t afford basic essentials like food and clothing and it is only getting worse. Poverty is increasing with fewer people being able to afford private rentals. Women and children fleeing family violence, young people are among those who find it most tough to access affordable rentals. There are currently over 50,000 applications (over 100,000 people) on Victoria’s social housing waiting list. According to census data between 2006 and 2016 homelessness in Victoria rose by 43 per cent. Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning is a long term solution that ensures social housing is baked into the planning of our cities and suburbs.
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    Created by Labor For Housing
  • 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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    Created by Ade Chope
  • Vote No to Parking Restrictions on Charles Street, Unley
    Charles Street and Charles Lane already is a low speed and low traffic environment and supports mixed-use activity such as cycling and walking. We do not need changes to the parking limits or restrictions on the street.
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    Created by Jay Nin
  • 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
  • Give the cap the boot
    I’m a proud union member/supporter of the public sector. Public servants dedicate their work to providing quality services and support to our communities. When you won the election in 2017, you asked public servants to support urgent budget repair, and accept a wage increase of $1,000 per year. Now, we are asking you to support them. We are asking you to support the WA public sector that keeps this state running.
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    Created by SSTUWA Campaigns Picture
  • Stop Brutal Repression of Trade Union Activist In Sri Lanka
    The implementation of the Kotelawala Defense University Act aims to end free education to militarize tertiary education with commercial orientations. Therefore, trade unions, civil society organizations, student movements and the public are engaged in a fierce struggle against the bill and for the rights of teachers and principals. The government uses police to arrest, intimidate, and physically torture the leaders of trade unions and organizations fighting to suppress these protests and demonstrations. The trade unions and civil society organizations are engaged in a relentless protest campaign to defeat the government's anti-people efforts. The government does not seem to be trying to understand the people's opposition to this. Instead, the government is implementing a plan through the police to imprison its frontline leaders to suppress the protests. Ceylon Bank Employees' Union and member unions of UNI Sri Lanka Affiliates Council and Public Resources and Human Rights Protection Centre (PRHRPC) call to release all the trade union leaders without harassing them further.
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    Created by Ceylon Bank Employees Union (CBEU)
  • 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
  • Protect Jobs in Lismore
    We need your support to protect local jobs! Please sign this important petition today!
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    Created by United Services Union - USU Picture
  • Footpaths For Teven Road
    Children, people walking dogs, people on mobility scooters and pedestrian in general are being put to at risk as they are forced to walk on this busy major road, in many instances around parked cars into the line of traffic.
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    Created by Leonie Price Picture
  • DOJ Must Investigate TPS Training
    In 2020 TPS Management disregarded the training Memorandum of Understanding with TasTAFE, changing the recruit training course, delivering it in an inappropriate setting and removing key content from the course. TPS Training Staff repeatedly raised valid, substantiated concerns, but it took Union members threatening industrial action and issuing safety improvement notices for TPS to listen. These decisions by TPS deprived recruits of appropriate training and qualifications, resulting in 36 recruits requiring retraining so they could deliver correctional services safely for staff and inmates, in line with community standards. The result of sending recruits back to training has • Cost TPS millions of dollars in over-time • Resulted in catastrophic short staffing and • Irreparably damaged the faith that employees and the community have in the accountability and integrity at TPS. Through this training saga, members were gobsmacked that the Minister and the Department of Justice were determined to ignore the truth and avoid accepting their mistakes. The current lockdowns and the damning report from the Custodial Inspectorate could have been prevented by listening to the trainers’ expert advice from the beginning. TPS vision statement says, “We act with integrity respect and accountability. Our workplaces are inclusive and collaborative”. As part of the demands members made to resolve the issues, we called for an independent investigation into the matter and the failure of the decision makers to act on the information presented to them by employees and this is yet to commence. The State Service Code of Conduct outlines appropriate behaviours expected of all state employees. TPS must urgently investigate this matter as a matter of integrity and public interest.
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    Created by Vinnie B