• Stop Tuftmaster Carpets Shafting Workers
    When companies terminate workplace agreements, they cut all the conditions and wage increases that workers have fairly bargained for over decades. If the modest pay and conditions of Tuftmaster Carpets workers can be cut like this then it could happen to any worker on a workplace agreement in any industry. We must stand in solidarity with Tuftmaster Carpets workers to stop this from happening here but also to send a signal that we will not tolerate cuts to pay and conditions to any worker. Don’t let Tuftmaster sweep workers' rights under the rug.
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  • Sack AV Executive Who Upheld Toxic Workplace Culture
    The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) review into Ambulance Victoria (AV) has found bullying, discrimination, victimisation, and sexual harassment are rife throughout the service. "We heard that some leaders at Ambulance Victoria – including senior leaders, managers, and other senior staff – are undermining organisational messaging on a commitment to workplace equality and respectful behaviour by displaying incivility or unlawful workplace behaviours and by failing to call out this behaviour when it occurs." (Page 296, VEOHRC Independent Review into Workplace Equality in Ambulance Victoria) AV staff have bravely spoken out about nepotism and discrimination, and no amount of policy and procedure can create a safe workplace when senior leaders who fostered this culture of workplace harm are in power. "We also heard that individuals who were known to have perpetrated unlawful conduct in the past at Ambulance Victoria had been promoted to positions of authority." (Page 281 VEOHRC review) To rebuild trust within AV, senior leaders responsible for fostering the “boys club” and offering promotion and protection to bullies, should be investigated and their employment terminated. Within AV’s latest People Matters Survey, only 34% of staff said they believed senior leaders demonstrate honesty and integrity. AV senior leadership has scored the lowest out of 17 Victorian public sector health organisations on integrity, honesty, inclusion and support. (Page 53, People Matters Survey) 5 of the 6 drivers of unlawful and harmful workplace conduct at AV are attributable to the AV Executive. (Page 278 VEOHRC review) A fundamental shift in culture requires an equally large shift in the senior leadership at Ambulance Victoria to lead the service out of the dark. The committed members of AV’s workforce who have endured years of inaction need to see change today.
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    Created by Lauren Stanley
  • Reinstate Workload for Curtin NTEU Branch President
    How can the senior executive claim they want a fair and “collaborative” approach to bargaining when they have withdrawn their support of the NTEU at such a crucial time? How is it appropriate to finance management’s negotiating team with University funds, while cutting support from the NTEU during bargaining?
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    Created by Sian Flynne & Ryan Mead-Hunter
  • End Pay Secrecy at CBA
    So sign our petition and show solidarity to women everywhere who are being systemically underpaid by giant corporations! Tell CBA they CAN change.
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    Created by Finance Sector Union
  • End women’s trauma at the RBWH
    Right now, women who are suffering miscarriages, pregnancy terminations, hysterectomies, sexual violence and more are being co-located in the same ward as families celebrating the birth of their newborns, and are surrounded by the sound of newborns crying. It’s a traumatising situation for these vulnerable women and the staff caring for them, and has led to serious adverse psychological and emotional effects on families and staff alike. Despite fierce opposition from RBWH midwives, nurses and patients, Metro North HHS management continues to ignore the needs of women. Management initially claimed that this co-location was an emergency “temporary measure” due to COVID-19. Then management suddenly announced the co-location as permanent. Despite the arrangements being entirely inconsistent with obstetric and gynaecological best practice guidelines, no effort has been made to find a suitable location for these patients and staff, despite there being alternatives available. Such callous disregard for the wellbeing of women is unacceptable anywhere, and certainly has no place in Queensland’s preeminent Women’s Hospital. We call on HHS management to find a safe and appropriate location for gynaecology patients that enables health staff to provide women-centred care, and which adheres to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Standards for Gynaecological Care.
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    Created by Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU) Picture
  • Let's Win Gender Affirmation Leave @NAB
    Imagine a situation where you wake up and realise, you’re living in a body that does not feel like your own, that the way you look and the way the world perceives you, does not align with who you are. Put simply, this is gender dysphoria. It is an everyday distress that affects most, though not all people who are transgender. Easy and unhindered access to assistance for people experiencing gender dysphoria is extremely important. Gender dysphoria can be alleviated in a multitude of ways including (but not limited to) counselling, hormone therapy, surgery and updating legal paperwork. We believe people who have to go on this journey should have access to an additional paid leave to assist with their affirmation simply and easily. As union members, whether this is a situation that affects us directly, indirectly, or something we have no experience of, we stand for equality. We ask you to stand with us.
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    Created by Finance Sector Union
  • Keep COVID Protections For Essential Workers
    Paramedics have made immense sacrifices throughout the pandemic. At times, many have felt scared to go home to their families, worried they will bring home COVID-19. The amendment provided the small comfort of knowing that if the worst did happen and we did become infected with COVID-19, at least we would not have to face the stress of proving our infection occurred at work. We cannot stand by and watch while our Government turns its back on the workers that carried this state through the pandemic. We're sending a clear message that NSW will not accept the cruel and short-sighted repeal of this amendment.
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    Created by Zoe Power
  • Let’s put secure, local jobs first!
    With COVID-19, there has never been a more important time for local workers to have a job they can rely on. But time and time again we see the LNP Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, contract Council work out to labour-hire companies instead of creating permanent in-house jobs Casual jobs are insecure jobs. Casual workers have less rights and entitlements than permanent ones. This leads to exploitation. We also see the LNP Council give multi-million dollar contracts to overseas companies, instead of awarding them to local manufacturers. Just recently LNP Mayor Adrian Schrinner ordered electric buses from China and Switzerland. He even orders playground equipment from overseas instead of sourcing locally-made. The LNP sacked 55 in-house IT staff and replaced them with a contractor who exploited its workers. Both the casualisation of Council’s workforce and the snubbing of local manufacturers needs to STOP to ensure we have more local jobs and that Brisbane workers have rights, entitlements, and job security. Sign the petition if you agree.
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    Created by Labor for Brisbane Picture
  • Mantle Group: Respect Your Workers
    We are aware of at least three expired agreements within Mantle Group. Young workers have been speaking out and request Mantle Group agree to: 1. Terminate any expired workplace agreements within the Group; and 2. Recognise and promote the Union in the workplace.
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    Created by Young Workers Hub Picture
  • Fight the Flinders Restructures!
    It is crucial we fight against these course cuts to maintain crucial academics and prevent further cuts to our education. We’ve seen that cuts can be stopped to Italian and other courses if we fight back. These cuts not only affect flinders staff and students but the broader community. Sign this petition and share it far and wide
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    Created by FUSA Student Council
  • Intervene in the treatment of QIC cleaners!
    These cleaners kept the Canberra Centre clean and safe, both before and now during a global pandemic. Many of these cleaners have worked there for years, but have now been made casual, lost hours, and are receiving disrespectful treatment under their new contractor Assetlink. The Canberra Centre is one of many malls in the portfolio of Queensland Investment Corporation, which manages around $90 billion in funds, and property and infrastructure assets abroad.
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    Created by Tess Gilfedder
  • Reject the Deprofessionalising Parental Rights Bill
    Within the last 18 months, teachers in NSW have had to monumentally shift how they approach their practice, with COVID leading to a change in how their work is done. This is why the consideration of the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill is most deprofessionalising for school staff across NSW. Fundamentally, this Bill is an attack on the professionalism and deep knowledge and skills possessed by NSW teachers and support staff, and is a distraction from the key work of teaching and learning undertaken in NSW.
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    Created by Marco Cimino