• Don't let schools discriminate against LGBTIQA+ students and teachers
    LGBTIQA+ students and teachers are already under pressure from bullying at schools. These proposed laws would only make things worse. As a trans person and a former teacher, I constantly heard what the students were saying after class. You would hear kids making fun of “tr*nnies” and “f*gs”. You can see how isolated and vulnerable children become. Many students and teachers already spend years hiding their identity to the detriment of their mental health. This would only become more intense with the added pressure of losing your job or your place at school. Everyone should have the right to feel safe at school and at work. These proposed laws make schools less safe for everyone, and must be stopped. Sign my petition to say NO to discrimination against LGBTIQA+ students and teachers. *Name has been changed for privacy reasons
    1,934 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Robert, former teacher*
  • Fair deal for ACT Health Pharmacists
    Hospital pharmacists at ACT Health are under immense pressure, overworked and understaffed. Despite months of meetings with management, and the Minister, they have failed to deliver a deal which guarantees better pay or an improved classification structure. Ongoing inaction by the Government is reckless and irresponsible – the workforce has put up with this for too long and is now at breaking point.
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    Created by Professional Pharmacists Australia
  • Give UTAS security Guards their jobs back now!
    Despite previous assurances from UTAS, three United Voice members and long-term employees of Spotless working at UTAS have lost their jobs due to a contract change to Wilson. They are to be replaced with new guards who do not know the site, the clients or the students. Combined, these Security Officers have worked at UTAS for over 20 years. They have dedicated a huge part of their working lives to UTAS, they have worked above and beyond to deliver a secure university for UTAS students and staff. As of yesterday, they were informed that they would not be employed by incoming contractor Wilson. When they asked why they were not successful they were not given a reason. 3 guards are now without jobs they can count on 3 guards have been unfairly dismissed without any legal recourse. 3 families will struggle to pay bills, rent and mortgages 3 families face an uncertain future. UTAS need to take responsibility for the decisions they made 20 years ago to outsource security which has ultimately led to the dismissal of 4 dedicated, competent workers. UTAS has a responsibility to ensure all workers at UTAS are given a job they can count on.
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    Created by United Voice
  • Give Mark the treatment he needs
    It's not an accident that Allianz are making it hard for Mark to get the medical treatment he needs - it's by design. Insurance companies like Allianz make millions of dollars every year out of reducing the amounts paid to injured workers. 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. The Ombudsman report two years ago highlighted all these problems - but nothing has changed. The way insurance companies like Allianz treat injured workers is completely unacceptable.
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    Created by Mark, injured worker
  • Ratios Save Lives
    Victoria was the second place in the world to have legislated nurse/midwife patient ratios after California. Now we need your help to improve ratios to make our health care system better for patients, families, nurses and midwives who work in our hospitals Writing better ratios into law means that nurses and midwives will be able to deliver safer patient care. This isn't just about our health system in 2018 - it will future proof our health care system in Victoria as our state and the demand on health services continues to grow. Nurses, midwives and patients can't wait - we need the unamended Bill passed now.
    7,608 of 8,000 Signatures
    Created by ANMF Vic
  • Save UTAS Security Jobs
    Security officers at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) are facing potential job losses because of a contract change from Spotless to Wilson. There is no guarantee that current security staff will keep their jobs; they have to reapply for their positions. Some security officers have worked at UTAS for over 13 years and are now faced with having no job, and if they are hired by Wilson there is no guarantee that they will have permanent employment or the same amount of hours. Other security officers are long-term casuals, with some working at UTAS for over 9 years without job security. These guards now face the prospect of no job, no entitlements and no redundancy. Wilson has already advertised the positions at UTAS without meeting with the current security officers first. Security officers had some simple questions to ask WIlson, but Wilson has chosen to ignore them so now they are calling on the Vice-Chancellor of UTAS to direct Wilson to answer them and to give them a job they can count on.
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    Created by Sarah Ellis Picture
  • Increase Bereavement Leave #LeaveToGrieve
    "When my father died I was at Uni, there was no question about how much time I would take off, I took what I needed. My mother however, who was in the workforce was expected to take only 2 days leave to grieve." In Australia, employees are only allocated 2 days leave to grieve when someone they love has passed away. There are so many considerations both physically and emotionally as you adjust to your altered reality. Recent models of bereavement recognise the oscillating nature of grief; where our view moves from a loss orientation to an orientation of restoring our changed world in some way. 2 days bereavement leave is more like funeral leave. Memoleaves is a website devoted to sharing grief and end of life stories. Our research into the state of bereavement leave is available here, we continue to research this important area. With this petition we hope to shine a light on the insufficient amount of bereavement leave as decreed in the National Employment Standards. Grief doesn't discriminate and neither should we.
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    Created by Memo Leaves Picture
  • Protect Family Violence Support Services in Tasmania
    Family Violence is a crime that seriously reduces the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. The Premier has stated that eliminating family violence is a top priority of the Tasmanian Government. Tasmania Police data shows a 15 per cent increase in reported family violence arguments and incidents over a three-year period from 2014-15 (4,486) to 2016-17 (5,154). The FVCSS is struggling to deal with the increase in referrals due to lack of resources. The Family Violence Counselling and Support Service provides victims with: ◾Information, counselling & support ◾Trauma Counselling for children and young people ◾Information and support to family and friends ◾Arranging assistance from police ◾Assisting in organising a safe place to stay ◾Referrals to Legal Aid and/or Court Support ◾Act as an advocate in accessing assistance e.g. Housing, Centrelink ◾Liaise with Government and non-government sector on behalf of clients ◾Group work programs for affected adults, children and young people.
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    Created by Jess Greene Picture
  • Send a message to the Qantas board
    Qantas has just announced a record pre-tax profit of $1.6 billion. It’s the hard work of the Qantas staff that delivered record profits. So how does Qantas recognise its dedicated workforce? With a so-called ‘bonus’, most of which isn’t paid until AFTER Qantas workers sign up to new agreements.  For many, that is years away. It’s only fair that we are paid the bonus promised to us – and paid it NOW. Sign the petition NOW and tell the Qantas Board we won’t accept a delay.  We want to be paid what’s been promised.
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    Created by Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • Stop the Drop in the Quality of Local Jobs and Services At Logan City Council!
    • Logan is “...one of the state’s fastest growing communities…the state [has] used the city as the backdrop for announcing its $45 billion four-year infrastructure plans.”* • Those at the pointy end of delivering the City’s successes continue to go unrecognised. Logan City Council staff have not had a pay rise since July 2016! • In that time, all Executive Managers, Councillors and even the suspended Mayor have received annual pay increases. • Council’s current staff pay offer fails to address this two-year pay freeze, and would see wages for the lowest-paid admin staff (who are mostly female) go backwards. • Council staff are community members just like you. We are your librarians and your water & sewage workers. We fix your roads, maintain your parks and plan your new community facilities. • If you agree that it’s not fair that those working hard to deliver major outcomes for our City have to suffer a wage freeze, sign our petition to support the hard-working Council staff who support your community! *Judith Kerr, ‘Logan A City On The Rise’, Courier-Mail, 16 August 2018
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    Created by The Services Union Picture
  • Ban banks from super
    Big banks can’t be trusted with workers’ money. Banks have been forced to refund or compensate their customers $480 million in the past two years. They have engaged in reprehensible behavior that includes robbing the dead, deceiving the regulator, rigging markets, giving dodgy advice, forging documents and breaching laws that stop people laundering money and financing terrorism. In contrast, our union-won industry superannuation is reputable and accountable to members, and it consistently delivers better returns for members than any bank super fund. Industry super is strong. It’s the big banks that are broken. Big banks have no place in super and should be banned.
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    Created by Australian Council of Trade Unions Picture
  • It's a wage theft extravaganza, honey
    We all know that drag queens have a lot of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent - and they deserve to be paid, just like any other workers. Wage theft is at epidemic levels in Victoria, including in the performing arts. If you run any kind of business, you need to pay your workers. We don't want any god damn excuses. To wage theft we say: not today Satan. Kweer Events, if you're not going to pay them then sashay away. (P.S. to all the Queens, future Queens, and soon to be Queens, join your union: https://changetherules.org.au Good luck, and don't fuck it up!)
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    Created by Jess Mattar