• Support Australian Chocolate Jobs
    We represent thousands of workers in the confectionary industry. Right now these workers are working hard to deliver good quality chocolate eggs to families this Easter. Senator Pauline Hanson has urged people to stop buying Australian made chocolate Easter Eggs because they are Halal-certified. At Cadbury alone, there are 1100 workers across Victoria and Tasmania We need to your help to tell Pauline Hanson to support Australian confectionary workers. Thousands of jobs are at stake. Senator Hanson can't be allowed to jeopardise thousands of Australian jobs just to make a cheap headline.
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    Created by Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union
  • Justice for Jorge
    As my partner Jorge left for work on the 27th of November 2014 he told me - as he always did - that he loved me. Rather than respond as I always had, I told him to "be careful on the scissor lift" That was the last time I saw him alive. Jorge was always studious in his approach to safety. He took his responsibility to his workmates very seriously, and wasn’t afraid to voice his concerns. In spite of this, he went to work one day and never came home. The prosecution from SafeWork was dropped just days before it was set to go to court. We deserve answers. We deserve to know what happened to him and why. Jorge has no voice in this, but his story deserves to be heard. We need a Coronial Inquiry.
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    Created by Pam Gurner-Hall Picture
  • Get your hands off our rights to quality training!
    Health and Safety Representatives reduce workplace injury rates by 50%. In a Work Safe Australia meeting tomorrow, Turnbull has directed that they vote on changing the law to reduce the training that new HSRs get in the WHS system. This is an attack on workers’ safety across Australia. It’s vital that we tell Turnbull to get their hands off HSRs’ rights to quality training. If we don’t take action, Safe Work Australia will strip quality training rights from all future HSRs and undermine our health and our safety in our workplaces.
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    Created by OHS Reps
  • Third World Conditions Exposed at Australia's Airports
    ABC's 7.30 exposed the atrocious conditions workers are confronted with at Aerocare as well as the company's flippant approach to worker and passenger safety. Aerocare is just one of the many companies that operate in Australia's airports contracted by all of the major airlines. If the kind of behaviours that were exposed on last night's 7.30 are tolerated, it doesn't bode well for all workers across the country. Aviation workers deserve a living wage and acceptable conditions. The travelling public have a right to know the workers involved in aircraft operation are adhering to safety standards. The Transport Workers' Union will continue to fight for aviation workers.
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    Created by Transport Workers' Union
  • Hairdressers work too damn hard to get a pay cut!
    What would you have to give up if your pay was cut by $77 a week? We need to act now and tell the Prime Minister that we work too damn hard to get a pay cut. Hair Stylists Australia has launched this petition to send a message to Malcolm Turnbull. If you want to protect your pay, sign it now!
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    Created by Hair Stylists Australia
  • Stand up for working people and support penalty rates
    Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party have a simple option: to stand up for working people or not. It’s never been more important to tell MPs our stories and demand they stand up for us. The more MPs who come out in support of penalty rates, the harder it is for Turnbull to remain silent.
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    Created by Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Justice for Tina 為Tina討回公道
    為什麼這很重要? Tina came to Australia as part of a working holiday - but she never expected to be exploited by a seriously dodgy boss. 當Tina以工作假期簽證來到澳洲時 - 從來沒想到會被一個狡猾的老闆利用並剝削血汗錢。 During her 10 months at Shanghai Street Noodle Wizard, Tina worked late nights, weekends, and public holidays. She trusted her boss was being honest with her when she was dealing with an unfamiliar workplace in a language she was still learning. 在小街蘇面館工作10個月的時間裡,Tina主要是上大夜班、週末以及公眾假期的班。 在這個對她來說完全陌生的國度,她全心全意相信她的老闆。 Instead, her boss took advantage of her. He lied about paying tax and super. He paid her a flat rate of between $12 and $14 per hour - and when she tried to take 10 days leave to visit her family at home in Taiwan, he sacked her. 但是,她的老闆卻以剝削她的薪資為回報:謊報納稅和退休金。老闆只支付澳幣$12-$14的時薪 – 當她請假回台探訪家人期間,他把她解雇了。 Now Tina is fighting for justice. She has tried to settle the issue with her former employer. She has gone through Fair Work's mediation process - but Shanghai Street Noodle Wizard is only willing to pay back $3000, not even a quarter of what they owe Tina. 現在Tina正在為她自己爭取公平。她之前試著與她老闆解決這個問題,公平工作委員會曾從中作出調解,但小街蘇面館卻只願意支付$3000,甚至不是他們欠Tina的四分之一。 This isn't good enough. We're calling on Shanghai Street Noodle Wizard to do the right thing, end the exploitation of workers, and repay Tina over $20,000 they stole from her. 這不公平! 我們呼籲小街蘇面館要正視這個問題,結束對員工的剝削,並償還Tina超過20,000的薪資!
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    Created by Amy - Young Workers Centre
  • 'Fare' Go for Sydney Airport Workers
    Members of the Transport Workers’ Union are running this petition for all workers across the airport. Those who spend their work day servicing the needs of airlines at Sydney’s busy international and domestic airline terminals are standing together to make sure the unfair Airport Station Access Fee is scrapped. This fee is neither appropriate nor effective to airport motor vehicle congestion, it is deterring people from catching the train to work. Now it seems the traffic congestion around Sydney Airport is worse than ever. There is precedent in place that makes the removal of the fee an easy decision for the NSW Government. When a former government removed the Access Fee from Mascot Station, passenger numbers doubled. No other group of workers in NSW have to pay an additional fee simply to catch the train to work.
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    Created by TWU NSW Picture
  • Tell Kevin Hogan MP to save our penalty rates
    There are hundreds, if not thousands of local families that will suffer because of the decision to slash Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. People across the North Coast and Northern Rivers are demanding action. In fact, A survey by ReachTel found that 66.4% of voters in the seats of Page, Dawson and Corangamite think their local MP should support changes to the law to protect penalty rates.
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  • Star Casino Sydney - Protect our penalty rates!
    I'm a single mum - working the unusual hours that I do means I miss out on precious time with my kids. Penalty rates help to compensate me for the sacrifices I make. My story isn't unusual - every team member at the Star has missed out on friends' weddings, parents' birthdays, or tucking their kid in at night because of the hours we work. There's no doubt we deserve our penalty rates - so please sign to help show the Star Sydney that we want them protected in our upcoming EA!
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    Created by Jade Child
  • Weekend workers don't deserve a pay cut - protect our penalty rates
    As a hospitality worker, I work when most people are enjoying time off with family and friends. My weekend penalty rates make up for this. And they put food on my table and a roof over my head. Retail, fast food and hospitality workers are already some of the lowest paid people in Australia. We cannot afford this cut to our wages. Tell the Prime Minister, Australian workers deserve a pay rise, not a pay cut. He needs to act now to protect our pay.
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    Created by Erin, weekend worker
  • Women unite! Fight back against the Liberals!
    Women at university are worse off under a Liberal government. Health The Liberal Government has scrapped bulk-billing incentives for pathology services and diagnostic imaging. This means that women may have to pay up-front $30 for a Pap smear, blood or urine test, and from January 2017 as much as $173 for x-ray or ultrasound imaging. Women regularly rely upon these tests for the prevention or early detection of pregnancy, obstetric complications, cancers, STIs and UTIs The Liberal Government freeze on indexation of the rebate for GP consultations under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) until 2020 has already seen hundreds of practitioners around the country cease to offer bulk billing as they are forced to transfer increased costs onto patients. Most women students can not afford these increased costs of healthcare, and are forced to forgo necessary doctors visits, diagnostic testing and treatment. This poses critical risks for women’s health. Without early diagnosis and treatment, risk of poorer prognosis is high and the burden of disease, personal and financial costs on patients are increased. Education- cuts to funding The 2016-2017 budget revealed that Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals want to decrease funding to tertiary institutions by 20% as well as lower the tax repayment threshold by 10%. It was also strongly indicated that the Liberals will bring back fee deregulation. Universities are unlikely to put their hands in their own pockets to make up for funding cuts, choosing rather to cut vital student support services than risk jeopardising ‘important’ business projects Cuts to higher education will mean that women who are already disproportionately affected but a lack of funding will take longer to pay off their HECS debt and face a greater pay gap in the workforce. Cuts to services Severe lack of funding available for women’s services on university campuses. When the federal government make cuts to the higher education sector, often basic services relied on by women are the first to go. Universities across Australia do not prioritise the welfare of students, this consequently has a greater effect on women due to structural barriers which make it difficult women to go to university and study. As revealed in the results of the 2016 ‘Talk about it’ survey women students are likely to face harassment and sexual violence on university campuses. Due to a number of factors, including inadequate help services, women are strongly deterred from seeking help from university. Women should be able to balance university life as well as home life, and should not be forced to choose between the two. Services focused on assisting students who are also mothers have been neglected for too long. Many universities are lacking parent rooms, for mothers to comfortably breastfeed. Underfunded services have a detrimental effect on those who use them most, women are already limited by a culture of misogyny on campus and an initial lack of policies and services to protect them. Due to the lack of services and policies, many universities do not adequately address incidents of harassment on campus, making university an unsafe place for women. Universities receive funding from the student services and amenities fee annually, a small portion of which is usually allocated to the student union on campus. The rest of the SSAF is allocated to funding university projects, a funding increase to women's services could be done through this avenue. When the Liberal government make cuts to higher education universities will make cuts to student services. The Solution In order to address the stark difficulties of women accessing higher education the NUS women's department is running an O week and semester one campaign which will encourage women to support, promote and attend the National Day of Action on March 22nd. This NUS women’s department campaign will aim to put pressure on universities to start addressing the specific concerns of women, through more funding to services that women access. The campaign will produce a petition and towards the end of the semester the NUS Women’s Department will be submitting a government submission. The campaign will Lobby federal parliamentary representatives for accessible health care and education for women in the lead up to the federal budget. Lobby universities to provide more funding for student services, especially services that women frequently use, e.g childcare services and parenting rooms. Encourage and promote the March 22nd National Day of Action Focus on supporting women in higher education in the face of an aggressive conservative federal government. Highlight the challenges that women face in higher education specifically around education and health. Produce a petition pushing universities to commit more funding to student services Produce a government submission detailing the need to adequately fund the higher education sector, and how funding cuts hurt women the most, particularly women from marginalised backgrounds. Get Involved Promote and sign the NUS Womens petition! Sign up to the email list to receive updates on the campaign! Attend and promote the March 22nd National Day of Action. Sign a letter on behalf of your student organisation, pushing federal MPs to commit to not supporting cuts to higher education and health. Sign a letter on behalf of your student organisation, pushing universities to provide more funding for student services, especially services that women frequently use, e.g childcare services and parenting rooms. Like the NUS Women’s Department page for updates Change your cover photo, like and share posts about the campaign.
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    Created by Abby Stapleton