• Don't steal our voices.
    At the last federal election, I handed out how to vote cards in the seat of La Trobe, asking voters to consider putting the Liberals last because I was deeply concerned about workers rights and Medicare and the impact it was having on my community. It was just a small way I could do my bit to take part in our democracy, before grabbing a sausage and voting myself. That’s why I was shocked to read in today’s Herald Sun that the Turnbull government is looking at banning people like me from campaigning about (what I care about) on election day. I’m not a member of a political party, and I don’t have millions of dollars to spend on TV ads like Malcolm Turnbull and his friends, but I have a right to be heard just as much as you or anyone else. You might not be interested in handing our flyers yourself - you might even find the whole voting process a pain the bum - but you’d have to agree that we’re heading into dangerous territory when the politicians decide to start restricting our democratic right to be heard. Please, sign my petition and make sure the government can’t mess with democracy by stealing our voices on election day.
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    Created by Jack Wind Picture
  • A fair vote for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council staff
    We are concerned about the voting process on our Enterprise Agreement for the following reasons: • Voting for the Enterprise Agreements will only be able to be completed online and that staff who do not have access to a computer will be denied a vote. • Staff need to input their employee number and Council will be able to track who voted “yes” and who voted “no”. • Many staff will be on leave when the voting takes place including School Crossing Supervisors and staff who work at two leisure centres that shut down for three weeks from 16 December. • Staff will be unable to scrutineer the vote as it will be counted electronically in Queensland. ASU delegates have always been present in previous years to scrutineer the vote count.
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    Created by ASU Vic Tas
  • It's time to protect regional jobs
    We all know people living in Country New South Wales struggle at the best of times, with the Liberal/National Party cutting funding for Hospitals, Schools, and Roads along with carrying out forced amalgamations of local Councils. THESE CUTS MEAN A LOSS OF REGIONAL JOBS. To add to the struggles in regional NSW, the Nationals and Liberal Parties are standing by doing nothing to SAVE REGIONAL JOBS, where the Government Owned electricity provider Essential Energy will set out to slash its workforce by some 1600 regional jobs by mid-2019. What can the National Party do: stand up to the Liberal party, and fight for regional NSW and save regional jobs and stop their own Government organisation from slashing regional jobs.
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    Created by United Services Union Picture
  • Keep Our Communities Safe: Give us a brake.
    By 2020, approximately 40% of cars will be fitted with an electronic park brake. Practical Driving Assessors are being asked to conduct tests in cars fitted only with electronic park brakes. CPSU/CSA members are opposing the use of electronic park brakes because they are concerned about the safety of the communities they live and work in. Electronic park brakes are not as successful at stopping cars in an emergency situation. West Australians come to their driving assessment with a range of capabilities and in this stressful situation, safety should be paramount. A centrally mounted brake or dual control is the best method to ensure the safety of those being tested, those testing them and the communities in which they are being tested.
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    Created by CPSU CSA
  • Improve R&R for Construction Workers
    Many building and Construction workers spend long periods working away from home. This can badly affect the workers and their families. The CFMEU has made an application to vary the Building and Construction General On-site Award to improve the minimum standards to apply for workers engaged on distant jobs. The award sets the minimum standards that underpin EBA’s. The main changes we seek are: • R and R after 3 weeks work on the job, where the project is to run for more than 2 months; • Minimum of 7 days at home on R and R (exclusive of travel days); • Single room accommodation and same room for duration of the job (no motelling) • Employers not to put pressure on workers to give a false address (i.e. no pressure for gate starts) • Increase the minimum payment to $130 per day where no accommodation or meals are provided. Please support the changes.
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    Created by CFMEU Construction and General Division
  • The Big Sleaze: stop gendered violence at work
    "When I was 15, I was told there's good reason why the branding is across the chest and the crotch. When customers said disgusting things to me, the manager told me to 'take it as a compliment that customers think you're hot." -- Edie WorkSafe is meant to be about the health and safety of all workers, and yet 60% of women workers reported having felt unsafe in their workplace, uncomfortable or at risk. Gendered violence is the violence perpetuated against women because they are women. The violence includes behaviours such as intimidation, put downs and sexual innuendo, through to more visible acts such as sexual assault and rape. Gendered violence is an expression of power inequalities between men and women, resulting in physical, sexual, psychological and economic harm to women. Gendered violence can cause serious physical and psychological harm to women workers, and it’s time for WorkSafe to take this hazard as seriously as any other risk.
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    Created by Lauren K
  • Family violence leave should be available to everyone, regardless of employer
    The ASU and Victorian councils have shown real leadership on this issue recognising the importance of workplace based strategies to assist victims of family violence, 73 have a Family Violence clause in their agreement. However, there are many employees in this country not covered by agreements whose only hope of receiving any support from their employer is if Family Violence Leave is made available through the NES. I call on you to support victims of family violence to ensure that they can maintain their employment which is critical to putting the violence behind them and rebuilding their lives. A Family Violence Clause recognises that employees experiencing violence often need paid leave from their employment to keep themselves and their families safe. We know there are colleagues in our workforce that could need this leave to flee or take action to protect themselves. We are a better workforce and community when we support these people, usually women, without compromising their employment and economic security.
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    Created by ASU Vic Tas
  • Stop private providers profiting from at-risk kids
    Since 1997 there have been more than 40 inquiries into child protection. The time for inquiries is over. In light of abuse, neglect, and cost-gouging of these private providers, state governments can no longer outsource their responsibility to provide safety for these children.
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    Created by CPSU SPSF Picture
  • Where's My Bus?
    In Sydney and wondering “Where’s my bus”? It’s probably scheduled to be cancelled by the Liberals and the NSW Government’s Bus Franchising programme. Bus franchising will mean fewer bus stops, less buses, and longer journey times as inefficient routes and stops are cut and buses consolidated to save money. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that bus companies are pushing for bus franchising so that they can extract savings out of bus operations. As Sydney grows, our government should be improving bus services for the community, so that we can get to work and get around Sydney faster, not reduce bus stops, reduce bus numbers and make journey times longer.
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    Created by Unions NSW
  • Hey Grill'd, You're Cooked!
    I work at a Grill'd store in Melbourne. It's company-owned, and they're STILL using traineeships to commit wage theft. They sign up young workers to complete hospitality certificates, but prevent them from completing their qualifications by refusing to schedule training sessions. This strategy is a scam. It rips us off, denying us fair pay and the training we're promised. Grill'd have shown time and time again they will do whatever it takes to make a profit from exploiting workers. This strategy means no qualification, no bonus, no career progression - it's a scam. It's not the first time Grill'd have been caught out ripping off young workers. A year ago they were exposed by workers for using WorkChoices era collective agreements to commit wage theft. Since then, Grill'd have been grilled (pun intended) by the media and instituted a new collective agreement. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Grill'd reckon they're "good for the community" - they should start acting like it.
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    Created by Kashmir S
  • Not YOUR Honey - Honey Birdette Workers Need Safe Workplaces!
    Three years ago I walked into a company that promised me a future of female positivity. I was painted a world of inclusiveness and feminine glamour that I was assured came from the truest intentions of the appreciation of their uniquely selected staff members. I felt the pride of this identity and pledged myself to this company, ran by women, as a job that honoured me equally in my beliefs and work ethic. Honey Birdette promised a dream. They delivered a nightmare. I saw women mocked for daring to apply for a job at Honey Birdette. I saw workers humiliated and threatened by management because they weren't wearing perfectly applied lipstick all day, their heels weren't high enough, and because they didn't "talk the way a Honey should talk". I saw workers sexually harassed and intimidated by customers - and when these women spoke up, management told them to suck it up. In addition, the hours and hours of unpaid overtime we were expected to do - from starting early and finishing late, to skipping lunch breaks and toilet breaks due to the pressure of missing a sale. Honey Birdette's management pretend they're all about empowering women, but they've sacrificed their values and put their workers in physical danger just to make a profit. It's disgraceful and it needs to end. Workers at Honey Birdette boutiques have a right to feel safe and respected at work.
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    Created by Chanelle Rogers
  • C&K, it's time to CUT the CUTS!
    C&K (Creche & Kindergarten Association), Queensland’s largest early childhood education provider, claims to be an employer of choice for women. So why are they trying to strip women employees of conditions key to their financial future? C&K’s plan to cut superannuation entitlements for its Branch Centre staff is particularly insidious. The current provision provides critical extra dollars into employees’ superannuation – something which was hard fought for and won by employees in the sector. C&K wants to take this provision away from its workforce, the majority of who are women, despite Industry Super Australia data showing that the average gap in super balances at retirement for women versus men will grow to around $170,000 by 2030. As members of the Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland and Northern Territory (IEUA-QNT) Branch, we urge you to join with us to tell C&K that we will not stand by as they attempt to strip women employees of conditions key to their financial future. Help us tell C&K, it’s time to cut the cuts!
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    Created by Independent Education Union Qld & NT