• End The Silence On Sexual Violence
    Rape culture in parliament threatens our involvement in the political process. Parliament, in its current state, lacks representation of oppressed gender groups. First Nations women, trans and gender diverse people are particularly underrepresented in our legal system. The endemic sexual abuse that is perpetrated in parliament threatens the paltry representation that oppressed gender groups have ascertained thusfar and makes it difficult for those marginalised groups to speak up against gendered violence and support victim surviours for fear of receiving their own workplace bullying, relocation or loss of livelihood. For too long we have worked within the system and compromised with the state on our bodily autonomy, our rights and our safety. We say enough. It’s time to End the Silence on Sexual Violence.
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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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  • Reinstate workers at Inghams
    It is important to UWU members that Inghams treat workers fairly and with compassion. Workers at Inghams pride themselves in their work and the chicken they produce. They ask that Inghams recognise the intensity of the work and act accordingly.
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    Created by UWU members at Inghams
  • Apprentices Are Sugar's Future
    The AMWU is the Union for Sugar Industry maintenance workers. The Sugar Industry has a proud history in Regional Queensland, supporting jobs, families and communities. We will always fight to protect the longevity of the industry – which means training the next generation of tradespeople. MSF has a responsibility to workers, communities and the industry to act.
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  • 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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    Created by Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Picture
  • Make Wage Theft A Crime Across Australia
    Employers in every industry commit wage theft. Whether it’s stolen super, unpaid hours, penalty rates or overtime, if you show up, they should pay up. Wage theft has become a business model – where the fines for stealing are less than the wages stolen! Without change to the law, employers will keep thieving over and over. Currently, workers only have protection in Queensland and Victoria. All Australian workers should be protected from thieving bosses.
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  • Liverpool City Council must maintain Christmas leave for employees
    It is important that Liverpool City Council employees sign this petition to ensure their working rights are upheld and maintained. Employees need to advise the CEO Dr Eddie Jackson, that it is unfair to close council early and require staff to use their own leave. Further by cancelling staff Christmas celebrations Council has already saved money and therefore requiring staff to use up to 3 hours of annual leave is unfair and not in the spirit of the season.
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  • Goodstart employees deserve a fair deal!
    The offer proposed by Goodstart mangaement reps does not value all our work fairly. During this COVID crisis, at Goodstart we have all been working together, going above and beyond to keep centres open, safe, viable and continuing to provide high quality education and care. Julia, we have heard your words of thanks and recognition for our commitment to children and families throughout 2020. We urge you now to put that recognition into improving our Enterprise Agreement in 2021. We call on you to respect all Goodstart staff with a fair offer. Sincerely, United Workers Union bargaining team on behalf of all Goodstart educators and staff
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  • Let AMWU members endorse their Log Of Claims
    It has been standard practice for AMWU members to meet and endorse their log of claims. This has been an opportunity for members to unite in a space where they can openly share their workplace experiences and decide on what their future is with a company. Currently AMWU members working for Simplot are all being treated differently across their various sites. The HR manager at the Kelso & Bathurst plants is breaking standard practice of members' mass meetings (SHIFTS TOGETHER) Members simply will not stand for this. Sign the petition below if you support the right for Union Members to associate and their right to endorse a Log Of Claims TOGETHER. In Unity
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  • Woolies: Stop unfair roster changes that hurt workers' families!
    Woolies essential workforce at their Sydney Regional Distribution Centre have bent over backwards during the pandemic, agreeing to temporarily chop and change their shifts to give the company more flexibility during the crisis. 
In return, Woolies has used workers willingness to make sacrifices to serve their community to sneakily change shifts permanently to make the company more money… all at the expense of worker’s families and pay! Workers were not consulted on these changes. Some workers ,who have been there for 10 years working the same shift, have suddenly being given different rostered days when they have never worked those days before! This has left workers unable to spend time with their families or fulfil their obligations as carers. Many workers are also losing out on pay because of the new shifts Woolies has assigned them. Some workers are losing up to $10,000 a year. That’s money they expected and rely on! We are calling on Woolworths to genuinely consult with their workers and return to family friendly rosters that do not leave workers financially worse off.
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  • STOP PRIVATISING VICTORIAN PUBLIC HOSPITAL JOBS
    The Victorian ‘Labor’ Government is determined to push ahead with plans to privatise Victoria’s public hospitals. These so called ‘Private Public Partnerships’ (PPP’s) means non-clinical jobs within a hospital will be tendered out to the cheapest and nastiest private sector provider. Classifications like cleaners, patient services assistants, laundry workers, administration, ward clerks, food services assistants, kitchen workers, security officers – just to name a few – are all on the chopping block! We saw the devastating impact outsourcing hotel quarantine security out to the private sector had. Now the Victorian Government want to outsource hospital cleaners in the middle of a pandemic! When will they ever learn? They Victorian Government recently signed tender contracts for Footscray Hospital. Now they want to do the same at Frankston Hospital. Which Victorian public hospital is next? The HWU is taking the Victorian Government to court to try and stop the PPP at Frankston Public Hospital. But we need your support! We need to send a clear message to the Victorian Government. Please sign this petition to voice your strong opposition to the contracting out of public hospital jobs to the private sector. Together, we can put STOP to current and future Public Private Partnerships.
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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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