• Tasmanian Premier - SUPPORT WEEKEND WORKERS
    Despite claims to the contrary, weekends still mean something in Australia. Time with family and friends, relaxing, catching a match. But for many Australians, weekends mean work. Despite positive federal election results for weekend workers (some of the most vocal critics of weekend rates are now gone from Federal Parliament) employers continue their campaign to cut weekend penalty rates. We’re keeping on coming together to Save Our Weekend and defend weekend rates.
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    Created by Joshua Lloyd
  • Stop ripping off charity fundraisers!
    Most charities contract with private companies to raise funds over the phone or face to face in the streets. Oftentimes, these private companies engage workers as sham contractors as a way of avoiding the legal responsibilities they owe to their employees. This means fundraising workers can end up working full-time hours while taking home nothing or next to nothing in pay at the end of a week. This isn’t fair. The charities who engage these private fundraising companies have the power to fix this problem. They have the power to fix up their contracting chain and make sure their fundraising workers are paid legally.
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    Created by National Union of Workers
  • Gallagher Bassett - Stop doctor shopping to kick injured workers off compensation
    Insurance companies like Gallagher Bassett make millions of dollars every year out of financial rewards for terminating compensation claims. They focus on booting injured workers off compensation to maximise their own profit. This comes at an extraordinary cost to injured workers who are forced to fight these insurance companies to get the help they need to recover. Insurance agents are dealing in human misery. We need to stop rewarding them. We are the Injured Workers Support Network and we are here to support injured workers and to change our broken system.
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    Created by Injured Workers Network
  • We want our public hospitals in NSW to remain PUBLIC!
    Health care is a universal right and should be about patient care. A private operator will have to generate profit. That can only be achieved by underpaying or reducing staff and scrimping on services. Ultimately it’s the patients that suffer. If it's the choice between treating a private patient or one on Medicare we all know who misses out. We want to ensure our hospitals remain in public hands for the benefit of everyone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFTflWk8h5Q
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    Created by Unions NSW Picture
  • Southport Sharks support your staff!
    Southport Sharks club prides itself on being a leader within the Queensland Clubs Industry, the same industry that is calling for the slashing of penalty rates. Clubs Australia, the UNION for club employers, made a public submission to the Fair Work Commission calling for weekend and public holiday penalty rates to be slashed by up to half of the current rates. This could see employees’ lose up to $110 a week from their pay packets - a cut they can’t afford and don’t deserve. Southport Sharks wants you to believe it’s a community club that cares about locals – sadly for the locals they hire that’s not the case. Southport Sharks claims to be one of the largest and most successful Queensland clubs with over 50,000 members. Such a successful club can surely afford to stand up for its staff when their rights are under attack?!
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    Created by Hospitality United
  • Our Gear Should Be Made Here
    The Turnbull Government has quietly signed a deal meaning Australian defence dress uniforms will be outsourced and manufactured in China, costing Australian jobs. They don’t want you to know about it. We have a procurement policy that says procurement must be made here in Australia but they’re drawing this artificial distinction when those jobs, that work, could be done here. They’d rather have something as iconic as our defence uniforms made cheaply in China, than keep Australian industries strong. They don’t care about the conditions of workers making these uniforms. One of the Federal Government’s first decisions was to abolish Procurement requirements that uniforms be made by companies accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia. These decisions should focus on the long term benefit of the country – not simply find the cheapest price in the short-term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9voXByuVM4 And it’s not the first time: In 2014, the Defence Department snubbed South Australian company Rossi for boots made in Indonesia, a deal worth $15 million. It’s not just our defence uniforms, last year the Liberals refused to support Aussie seafarers, allowing them to be replaced by a foreign ship, with exploited workers on $2 an hour. Be a part of the public push to support keeping jobs in Australia and for local ethically made uniforms, sign the petition.
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    Created by Michele O'Neil
  • Support NSW Trucking Laws
    Trucking laws in NSW, known as 'Chapter 6', have been in operation since 1984 to ensure owner drivers and contractors are supported by minimum conditions that provide for cost recovery and basic safety standards. Not only must these conditions be preserved, but they should be extended to support 30-day payments so these small trucking businesses can maintain cash flow, and help hold powerful industry clients to account for rates and conditions in the transport industry.
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    Created by Transport Workers' Union
  • Don't celebrate screwing over injured workers
    Insurance companies offer their staff financial incentives if they can figure out a way to avoid paying for injured workers' costs. They celebrate "wins" when they can deny -- or delay -- workers compensation. They even hold an awards ceremony each year to celebrate their success. But while they celebrate, injured workers are contemplating suicide. Insurance agents are dealing in human misery. We need to stop rewarding them for it. I lost my arm and was almost killed while working on a crusher at work. I had to break my own arm and use the broken bone to rip my arm off, in order to save my life. But that was still not as bad as the process of trying to get my insurance claim sorted. If you're seriously injured at work, you don't want the person assessing your compensation claim to get a cash bonus and a prize to turn you down. But that's what's happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SdZ0IOvlag&feature=youtu.be
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    Created by Ged Wilkie
  • Respect us, not replace us.
    We are the cleaners at 469 La Trobe Street. Between us, we have decades of experience keeping your building clean and safe. But we’ve just been told that we are out of a job because the new cleaning company Elite Property care wants to replace us. Questions for the building manager? If you’ve got more to say, send your concerns to the building manager, CBRE, via Peter Starsunn, National Operations Manager at [email protected]
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    Created by Cleaners at 469 La Trobe Street
  • End exploitation at Subway!
    I've worked for two different bosses at Subway - but it's the same experience every time. Wage theft. Unpaid training. Bullying. And I know that there are thousands of other young workers right around Australia just like me. Young workers who are being paid at less than the Award rate, working overtime for no pay, facing intimidation and threats from franchisees, and being expected to complete the official Subway training program "Subway University" in our own time. https://youtu.be/UolcRec2Ezs When I tried to report this wage theft to Subway's head office, I was told that there was nothing they could do. But that's a lie. Subway's head office has a responsibility to make sure the people it permits to run businesses under it's brand are not exploiting workers. This isn't just one "bad egg" franchisee. This is systematic. Subway needs to take responsibility for this mess. Read more about the investigation into Subway's underpayments: https://www.theage.com.au/business/small-business/subway-under-investigation-by-fair-work-over-staff-underpayment-20190809-p52flv.html
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    Created by Renee - Former Subway Worker
  • Reinstate sacked CUB workers
    In an outrageous act of corporate greed, 55 CUB workers were terminated without notice and then offered a take-it-or-leave-it non-union deal with a 65 per cent reduction in monetary entitlements and cuts to most of their hard-won conditions. The Abbotsford CUB brewery makes huge profits producing leading brands like VB, Crown Lager, Melbourne Bitter, Carlton Dry, Pure Blond and Strongbow. It’s shameful that CUB workers are paying a price for being union and doing their job well, while SAB Miller (CUB's parent company) made $4.4 billion in profits this year and is currently part of the biggest ever corporate takeover in the history of the global beer industry. We need your support to call on CUB to reinstate the workers and end their shameful anti-worker, anti-union tactics.
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    Created by AMWU Victoria Picture
  • Justice for Empire Rubber workers!
    NUW members in Bendigo recently won a protracted legal case to get entitlements they were owed paid to them following the collapse of Empire Rubber in 2006. However of the $4.5 million win, workers will never see a cent. Nothing. All because corporate law firms are swallowing the win up in fees. LCM Litigation Fund Pty Ltd and Piper Alderman have pocketed 91% of the win, $4.1 million dollars, while their clients have been told they will never see any money and there is nothing they can do. NUW member and former Empire Rubber worker Shane Hogan is owed $15,000. His wife Tracy has said that “To get a letter saying that it’s all been eaten up in fees is very disappointing.” “A lot of people who were laid off did not gain employment afterwards, so they were really relying on getting that money”. Members refuse to accept this gross denial of justice. We are calling on Piper Alderman to waive their fees and give their clients the money they have won. The Law Institute of Victoria’s code of ethics calls for lawyers to “advance their clients’ interests above their own” and to “charge fairly for their work”. Clearly Piper Alderman have failed in their ethical obligations to NUW members at Empire Rubber. In pocketing the cash and failing to meet ethical standards, Piper Alderman undermines the integrity of the justice system to serve the needs of workers. Piper Alderman and LCM Litigation Fund: give workers their money back so justice is closer to being served!
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    Created by National Union of Workers