• Support Mental Health Workers
    June 30th marked 12 months since the Victorian Public Sector Mental Health EBA expired. 12 months during which the Andrews Government has failed to provide the pay and conditions Mental Health workers deserve. 12 months of a global pandemic, where these workers pushed themselves harder to ever to help Victorians. 12 months of dealing with safety issues, a staffing crisis and increasing workloads. Send a message to James Merlino, the Mental Health Minister, telling him to fix the Mental Health EBA. • Fix the staffing crisis in Mental Health, • Make our hospitals safer, • Treat essential workers fairly. We need Minister Merlino to act now to Support Mental Health workers
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    Created by Health and Community Services Union
  • Save the ANU health service!
    This has been part of a broader trend of universities outsourcing the provision of services to external companies at a lower cost, usually involving an attack on workers’ wages and conditions. With the potential collapse of the Co-op imminent, it’s possible that its ANU clinic will be taken over by another external company. This is no solution for staff or patients. Despite being a registered charity, the Co-op has had to compete with private billing clinics. It’s inability to do so is what has thrown the future of its staff and the patients who rely on its services up in the air. Unless the ANU steps in to run the service directly there’s nothing to stop this from happening again. Seeing a doctor is already more expensive in Canberra than almost anywhere else in Australia. Canberra has the lowest bulk-billing rate of any electorate in the country, with only 32% of patients having their GP appointments bulk-billed - well below the national average of 86.2%. Canberrans also pay higher out-of-pocket costs at mixed-billing clinics. Free, accessible healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. Let’s end the outsourcing of vital university services.
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  • BPO Workers Urgent Demands for Aid and Wage Subsidy
    The COVID pandemic and its economic consequences heavily impacted BPO workers’ safety, jobs and rights at work. From rising COVID cases in BPO worksites, loss of job and income due to floating or no work no pay, to lack of logistical and utility support for WFH employees, BPO workers indeed hurdle more challenges at work. In these trying times, let us stand as one by signing this petition to call on the Philippine government to look into our plight and take action.
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  • Don't Steal Our Super
    The Superannuation contributions of all Australians are legislated to increase from 9.5% to 10% on July 1 this year, and then rise 0.5 per cent each year, until they reach 12% by 2025. These increases were legislated in 2012 to ensure that Superannuation remained at a sustainable rate that was fit for purpose. Superannuation – no matter the rate - has always been required to be paid as a percentage of, and on top of your pay. ANZ have signaled their intention to make use of a loophole in some of their employment contracts to avoid passing on the legally mandated increase to employees. In fact, they’re going to make employees fund the increase themselves. It's not right, and they ought to reconsider. They can certainly afford to do the right thing. **Your details will not be shared with ANZ**
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    Created by Finance Sector Union
  • Fair Wage Rises
    We want to come to work with certainty our wages will increase in line with our day to day living expenses. We have supported the Glenorchy community through a pandemic and continued to deliver high quality services. We want to continue to thrive and to support local businesses in Glenorchy and we can only do that when our wages don't go backwards. Will the Glenorchy General Manager stay true to his word? Will those on Council and running for election show us the respect we deserve? Council can come good an commit to an improved annual administrative increase and reintroduce the CPI safety net, ensuring that in the event CPI is higher than the fixed percentage wage rise, we as worker's aren't left battling to make ends meet.
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    Created by Samantha Batchelor
  • Coca-Cola workers deserve a pay rise!
    Workers worked throughout the pandemic to make sure Coca-Cola maintained high production, it was workers that made Coca-Cola successful, NOT shareholders. Workers deserve a share in the success of the business! They are asking for a pay-rise that keeps them just ahead of CPI. Share a Coke, or maybe share a fair pay-rise Coke??
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    Created by Louise Dillon
  • End wage theft & human rights abuses on Australian farms
    All workers, regardless of where they’re from, deserve to earn a living wage and work in safe conditions. But the Migrant Workers Centre and Unions NSW’s latest survey of more than 1300 backpackers reveals the majority of farm managers are engaging in rampant wage theft and outright abuse. Workers from 54 countries were surveyed about their rates of pay, entitlements and conditions. Key findings ● 78% of survey respondents reported being underpaid at some point. ● 80% were underpaid while on piece rates, and 61% were underpaid on hourly rates. ● Some piece-rate workers reported earning less than $1 an hour. ● Only 2% earned $26 or more an hour. ● The lowest daily wages were reported by piece-rate workers employed on grape and zucchini farms, earning an average $9 per day, followed by blueberry farm workers who averaged $10 per day.
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    Created by Migrant Workers Centre
  • PROTECT OUR PARAMEDICS
    WE NEED MORE PARAMEDICS IN FOSTER TUNCURRY! In Jan-March 2021, in the Great Lakes region, the number of all Ambulance responses increased by 23.2% when compared to the same quarter the previous year (per Bureau of Health information). Concerningly, emergency priority 1 responses went up 21.6% and the highest response 1A (cardiac arrest) went up 52%. Coupled with the fact that NSWA have the lowest survival rate of cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in the nation (NSW at 38% vs 45.5% Australian average) and Forster Tuncurry have one of the highest aging populations in the state – the situation we are currently in is grave. Unfortunately, while NSW Ambulance are adding more staff to the Forster Tuncurry Ambulance Stations to replace the on call shifts, they are also enforcing a change to the roster that will reduce the number of ambulances that are available to the Forster Tuncurry community overall. Currently, our roster produces three ambulances during the day and three at night. The roster change by NSW Ambulance now produces three ambulances during the day, one ambulance during the afternoon, and only two ambulances at night. Importantly, all of these cars will be ‘on duty’, not ‘on call’. This means that they are far more likely to be used for low acuity work, like inter-hospital transfers. Consequently, they are far less likely to remain in town than an ‘on call’ crew, who are only responded in the case of urgent work. There are multiple examples of single paramedics and zero paramedics rostered on at Tuncurry on a night shift. The latest being on the 27 April 2021 – there was no night crew to respond to cases in Forster Tuncurry. All the work was covered by on call crews, including the fatal shark attack in May. This is simply unacceptable and unsafe and our communities are being neglected due to under resourcing. NSW Ambulance are also placing the new Foster Paramedics in a tin shed - a council owned building in Manning Lane TUNCURRY. This tin shed has no showers, currently no undercover area for ambulance restocking or parking, no security lighting, no automated security gates and is simply not for for purpose.
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  • '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)
  • General Mills: Your workers deserve secure work and fair pay!
    General Mills is one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the world and made more than $26 billion in 2019-2020. Workers at General Mills manufacturing site in Rooty Hill NSW have experienced rampant casualisation and low wage growth. Throughout 2020 and 2021, as essential workers, we worked extra-long hours to keep up with massive increases in demand during the pandemic. We thought this would mean that General Mills would listen to our demands: But we were wrong! Many of us have been at General Mills for more than 10 years and we’ve helped the company grow and become very profitable in Australia. Despite this, many of our casual labour hire co-workers have been in insecure work for more than five years and desperately want a good, permanent job!
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  • OPEN LETTER OF JOINT DEMANDS: COVID19 VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN
    Victorian renters are overrepresented in casual work and will lose more than a week’s income that is urgently needed to pay rent. Victorian renters including older renters are already facing eviction, including self-evicting due to significant rental stress and Notices To Vacate since the COVID19 protections were lifted. Renters in significant hardship are facing rental increases in some cases by 25% in regional areas, as well as compounded COVID19 rental debt in addition to standard rental payments since the moratorium legislation was lifted on March 29th. Insecure, casual and low income workers are in significant insecurity and displacement since income support measures and the Rental Moratorium were scrapped from March 29th. Temporary Visa holders have been hit with extreme debt and forced into repayment of up to $20,000 in JobKeeper payments, as well as student and rental debts.
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  • Demand a Fairer NDIS
    Independent assessments are intended to reduce spending on NDIS participants. They are part of government efforts to contain costs in the NDIS. These cuts will only increase the number of disabled people unable to access proper support and funding, and will force many disabled people into precarious positions. The cuts to the NDIS will also drive down pay and conditions for disability and mental health workers. The government says it will not introduce IAs until the second IA trial and further consultations have happened. But whatever they end up proposing, the government's plans are clear: to cut spending and exclude people from the NDIS. But we can stop them. Disabled people, disability and mental health workers, and our supporters can band together to show the widespread opposition to IAs and demand a fairer NDIS for all.
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