• Labor Must Oppose the 'Religious Discrimination Bill'
    These proposed laws seek to entrench discrimination and vilification of LGBTQ people, as well as women, people with disabilities, and single parents, on the pretext of religious freedom. The bill will: 1. Override state laws to allow any person making a ‘statement of belief’ to discriminate against queer people, women, and people with disabilities. 2. Allow religious schools to discriminate at the point of enrolment against queer students, and continue to discipline and fire queer teachers - under the guise of 'religious freedom'. 3. Prevent public health services from ensuring patients aren’t discriminated against by health practitioners exercising ‘religious freedom’. 4. Prevent universities from requiring students to meet professional standards if they object to them on religious grounds Federal Labor has made only the mildest of technical recommendations to reform the current draft of the bill, failing to address some of the most damaging aspects of the legislation. As Labor members, we are asked to finance, volunteer for, and otherwise fight with our MPs for our rights as working people. Our party is failing to stand up for our values, and for vulnerable communities, by supporting this bill.
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  • Pay pharmacists fairly for their role in the fight against Covid-19
    Australia's pharmacists were chronically underpaid before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, but with the added pressures brought by the health crisis, more are now burnt out than ever before with many opting to leave the profession. Until pay rates increase, the industry will struggle to retain and attract professionals, increasing the already significant skill shortage.
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  • PROTECT QANTAS CABIN CREW PAY & SAFETY
    Qantas is telling media they have no choice but to dissolve our agreement because we would not agree for all cabin crew to work on different aircraft. This is not at all true – we would welcome this opportunity with the right training. The truth is, Qantas tried to pressure cabin crew into signing a new agreement that would devastate our personal lives and prevent us spending decent time with our families. Qantas wanted to double the amount of ‘standby’ time in our rosters – which means we can be called in at 90 minutes notice for long periods away from home. It would mean we could not effectively manage our rest between shifts. We would not be able to plan our lives, make childcare arrangements, or book medical appointments. Some of us are primary carers, single or sole parents, and have caring responsibilities for elderly relatives. We told Qantas we were prepared to negotiate a fair solution to this, but management put the agreement out to vote instead. Unsurprisingly, 97% of crew voted no – which Qantas is now using against us to falsely argue that an agreement cannot be reached. Throughout the pandemic, Qantas has received more taxpayer welfare than any other company to support it to pay workers’ wages. This includes $856 million in JobKeeper and the lion’s share of a $320 million package to ensure international operations are ready to return to the skies, including keeping on experienced crew. Last year, Qantas outsourced its entire ground crew – sacking 2500 workers illegally, as found by the Federal Court. Now, it is using gun-to-head tactics to force cabin crew to sacrifice our family lives or else lose around half our pay. It’s time for the Federal Government to act. Sign here to call on the Attorney General to intervene and protect our jobs, pay and conditions, and passenger safety.
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    Created by Transport Workers Union & Flight Attendants' Association of Australia
  • Make Universities as safe as possible for staff and students
    The Palaszczuk Government has failed to provide direction to universities to ensure a safe and healthy university sector in Queensland. As a result, Vice-Chancellors have made different plans at different universities, creating confusion and inequity and placing staff and students at risk. We need Queensland Health and the Department of Education to sit down with the NTEU and university managements to come up with a uniform plan to make Universities as safe as possible. All university staff, students and their families should sign this petition.
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  • Wheelchair Access in Public Schools
    Currently in Australia, a Royal Commission is looking into the shocking cases of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a disability and Inclusive Education has been recommended during the hearings, utilising the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 9 and 24 (see reference below). These UN Articles can’t be properly implemented in our public schools unless we provide access to people who use wheelchairs. 15-20% of people in Australia have a disability. It makes sense to include disabled people in our community - we are not going away! If you have an understanding of inclusion and don't believe in segregation in our public schools, please sign this petition and share it so we can make this change for our future generations to learn to accept diversity from the time they start school. Thank you for sticking up for those who might be a little different you! Remember - it could be you next who might need to use a mobility device and need to be included... https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html https://disability.royalcommission.gov.au/
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  • Hospitality workers demand protection from COVID-19
    A COVID-19 outbreak at Melbourne’s historic Mitre Tavern involving nine staff occurred after an infected customer had visited the pub. Workers allege that management failed to inform them they may have been exposed to the virus until after staff members began testing positive to COVID-19. At a Melbourne cafe with close to 100 staff, workers say the venue’s Christmas party on Monday 20 December may have acted as a super-spreader event. On Tuesday 21 December workers told the union their colleagues began testing positive and informed venue management. Workers then said the venue waited until Thursday 23 December to inform all staff that they may have been exposed, and advised them to get rapid tests and isolate if positive. The venue continued operating until Christmas Eve before closing for two weeks. Staff estimate at least 50 workers became infected across the days leading up to Christmas. Meanwhile in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, a hospitality worker at a bar/restaurant has reported being called in to work while isolating and awaiting the results of a PCR test. Management also failed to tell staff at the venue when their coworkers had become infected. Workers estimate that approximately 40% of venue staff ultimately became infected with COVID-19.
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  • Discrimination has no place in our schools
    The Morrison government's proposed legislation will entrench the right to discriminate in all faith-based institutions across Australia, and will bulldoze the protections which have been hard-fought for in individual states and territories. We are also deeply concerned about the cover provided by this Bill for bigotry, misogyny and homophobia – not just in non-government education, but in all schools and workplaces. Insulting, hurtful and offensive statements about women, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, single parents, people with disabilities or illness will be afforded legal protection and harder to call out. We support religious freedoms, including the freedom against discrimination. However, the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill does not protect against discrimination – it enables it. It must be stopped. We call on all politicians to oppose this dangerous and misguided legislation.
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    Created by Independent Education Union
  • PATRICK - Stop the Termination of Wharfies Agreement
    Amidst the ongoing COVID pandemic and the greatest supply chain crunch Australia has ever seen, Patrick Terminals is willing to throw a spanner in the works of Australian port operations by cancelling their entire workforce’s Employment Agreement and forcing an unprecedented return to the basic Award. This would have a catastrophic impact on shifts, productivity and put an end to 24 hour operations at Patrick’s terminals in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth and make it harder for Australian businesses and consumers to access vital household goods.
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  • Thank Essential Workers- Don't Remove Support
    Essential workers have continued to turn up to work throughout the pandemic. Already there have been over 700 public servants and disability workers infected with COVID-19 at work with disability workers also infected. Already we have seen PSA members in Disability group homes, Juvenile Justice, NSW Prisons, Private Prisons, transport, and now we are experiencing 100s of school closures and exposures. From the start of the pandemic there has been presumptive legislation to support essential workers when they get COVID with workers compensation, without the impossible task of having to prove you got it at work. This protects the following workers: -public health employees, -disability facilities, -educational institutions, including pre-schools, schools and tertiary institutions -police and emergency services -transport services, -libraries, -courts and tribunals, -correctional centres and detention centres, -places of public entertainment or instruction (including, museums, galleries, cultural institutions and casinos), The government has introduced a Bill to repeal these laws, which will mean that if you get COVID at work, you have to prove that you got it at work. The NSW Government has said that this change may take over $600 million out of the hands of injured workers and cut 75% of these claims. These cuts passed the lower house in November with all the Government members. The Bill has been referred to the Upper House Committee where it is likely to be voted on in February.
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  • Boycott CSR Gyprock products until all workers are paid fairly!
    CSR's offer is downright offensive. It does not meet CPI and is well below industry standard in comparison to major competitors Boral and Etex who recently awarded workers a 4% and 3.5% increase respectively. CSR is now the biggest player in the industry with the lowest paid workforce. CSR could end all of this by paying its workers what they deserve. Thanks to the efforts of workers, profits have skyrocketed by 30% in just half a year. That’s $86.6 million lining the pockets of CSR’s wealthy shareholders and executives. And yet, no one has seen a cent of it except the big wigs. CSR boss Julie Coats has pocketed over $1 million in bonuses! Management has also threatened to cancel workers’ approved leave over Christmas, forcing them to work over the holidays. Taking away workers’ pay is one thing, but taking away their family time away is another. Shame, CSR! Stand with CSR workers and help end this bitter and pointless pay dispute before Christmas. Workers are depending on their income to put food on the table and presents under the tree.
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  • ਸਾਰੇ ਕਾਮਿਆਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਪੇਡ ਆਈਸੋਲੇਸ਼ਨ ਲੀਵ
    ਕਾਮੇ (ਵਰਕਰਜ਼) ਸਾਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਮਹਾਂਮਾਰੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਲੋੜੀਂਦੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਦੇ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ। ਬਹੁਤ ਸਾਰੇ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ (ਇਸੇਂਸ਼ਲ) ਕਾਮਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਕੋਵਿਡ ਦੇ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਵਿੱਚ ਆਉਣ ਦਾ ਲਗਾਤਾਰ ਖਤਰਾ ਹੈ। ਦੋ ਲੱਖ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਆਮ (ਕੈਸੂਅਲ) ਕਰਮਚਾਰੀਆਂ ਕੋਲ ਸਾਲਾਨਾ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਅਤੇ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਛੁੱਟੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੈ। ਸਵੈ-ਇਕਾਂਤ ਜਾਂ ਕੁਆਰੰਟੀਨ ਕਾਰਨ ਜੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੂੰ ਗੁਜ਼ਾਰਾ ਕਰਨ ਬਾਰੇ ਚਿੰਤਾ ਹੋਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਇਹ ਬਹੁਤ ਅਣਉਚਿਤ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ। ਸਾਡੀ ਮੰਗ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਕਿਸੇ ਵੀ ਕਾਮੇ ਨੂੰ ਕਰਜ਼ੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਣ ਜਾਂ ਆਮਦਨ ਗੁਆਉਣ ਦਾ ਸਾਹਮਣਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰਨਾ ਪਵੇ। ਇਹ ਉਹ ਤਰੀਕਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਾਮੇ ਸ਼ਾਂਤੀਪੂਰਵਕ ਵਸ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ ਜਾਂ ਕੁਆਰੰਟੀਨ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ, ਭਾਈਚਾਰਿਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਸਹਿਕਰਮੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਰੱਖਿਆ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ। ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਦੇਉਣ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਤੇ ਦਸਤਖਤ ਕਰੋ ਜੀ। ---- ਅਸੀਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦੇਖਣ ਦੇ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਆਦਰ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ। ਅਸੀਂ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ----- ਐਸ ਮੈਕਮੈਨਸ, ACTU ਸੈਕਰਟਰੀ, 365 ਕੁਈਨ ਸਟਰੀਟ, ਮੈਲਬੌਰਨ 3000 - ਦੁਆਰਾ ਅਧਿਕਾਰਤ
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  • सभी कर्मचारियों के लिए पेड आइसोलेशन लीव
    कार्यकर्ता (वर्कर्स) हमें इस महामारी में जरूरी सहायता दे रहे हैं। बहुत सारे आवश्यक श्रमिकों को अभी भी कोविड के संपर्क में होने का लगातार खतरा है। दो लाख से अधिक आकस्मिक (कैज़ुअल) कर्मचारियों के पास वार्षिक अवकाश (एनुअल लीव) और बीमार छुट्टी नहीं है। यह बहुत अनुचित होगा अगर एकांतवास या कुयरंटीन के कारण किसी को गुजारा करने के बारे में चिंता हो। हम मांग करते हैं कि किसी भी कामगार को कर्ज में जाने या आय खोने का सामना नहीं करना पड़े। यही तरीका है जिस से कार्यकर्ता शांतिपूर्ण मन से एकांतवास या कुयरंटीन कर सके और उनके परिवारों, समुदायों और सहकर्मियों को सुरक्षित रख सके। अपना योगदान देने के लिए इस याचिका पर साइन करें। --- हम हिंदी भाषा में जानकारी देखने के आपके अधिकार का सम्मान करते हैं। हम अधिक जानकारी हिंदी भाषा में उपलब्ध कराने के लिए प्रयास कर रहे हैं। --- एस मैकमैनस, ACTU सचिव, 365 क्वीन स्ट्रीट, मेलबर्न 3000 : द्वारा अधिकृत
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