• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Exploiting workers, supporting dictators - investigate ICTSI now!
    The concerning global business practices of one of the world’s fastest growing and most profitable multinational port companies International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has sparked protests around the world. We’re talking about a company whose international reputation and business model is built off exploiting workers and their families, crippling the communities in which they operate and partnering with dictatorships. It is a fact that at the time the contract was awarded in Australia, ICTSI was in business with the Government of Sudan – while both the UN and US had placed sanctions on doing business with the regime. The President of Sudan was then – and still is today – wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. And from day one, ICTSI imported its aggressive anti-worker business model that they have run out all over the world to Australia. We’re asking you to join with us and demand an enquiry into ICTSI license to operate in Australia that asks: • How did a company with the international reputation that ICTSI holds, ever eligible, or even short-listed, to win a tender to operate critical port infrastructure in Australia? • What consideration was given to ICTSI’s dealings with anti-democratic and international sanctioned regimes, like the Al-Bashir regime in Sudan in the due diligence process? • Did the previous Liberal Victorian Government consult with relevant Commonwealth security agencies considering the relationship between ICTSI and the Government of Sudan? • How did ICTSI satisfy “community benchmarks” given its appalling international reputation when it was awarded the tender to operate the VICT terminal at Webb Dock in Melbourne? It is time for both levels of government to investigate ICTSI and reassure the public that this deal does not compromise our international obligations and meets the strictest of security standards.
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    Created by Paddy Crumlin, President, International Transport Workers Federation
  • Stand with Educators!
    Malcolm Turnbull’s government won’t listen. He’s refused to meet with us, and he refuses to fund equal pay for educators. That’s why we’re telling politicians everywhere: we're making equal pay an election issue. Bill Shorten is potentially our next Prime Minister. We have a clear message for him: support early educators, and educators will support you. Please sign now to tell Bill Shorten to meet with me and other educators - together we're strong!
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  • Stop Invasive Testing in the Qld Rail Industry
    Shortly, the Qld Government is considering passing laws which would force urine testing on rail workers. Swab testing has worked fine for years. The Rail Tram and Bus union opposes these changes because: 1. Urine Testing isn't about impairment - it goes way beyond that. 2. It's embarrassing for women especially, who are asked to provide samples on track and at the side of the road. 3. It's being introduced to save some of the worst employers in Australia a few dollars, according to the Regulator. Drug and alcohol testing should be about safety first - not saving money. Failing a drug and alcohol test can mean steep fines and loss of employment to top it off. Urine testing means they can go weeks or even months back into your life in some cases. It's grossly unfair and the Qld Government must oppose it.
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  • Make Wage Theft a Crime in Tasmania!
    In Tasmania, there are many businesses who have chosen to underpay their workers and it is severely affecting a lot of people. They would often prey on international students and local Tasmanians who are not aware of their work rights. These exploitation are often found in the Hospitality industry and have plagued Tasmania for a very long time. Current international students are often paid based on their nationality. A Malaysian student may be paid 10AUD per hour, while a Chinese Mainlander will only get paid 6AUD. This is way below the minimum wage that was set by the Fairwork Commission. This petition is created to call on all political parties to criminalize wage theft in Tasmania. Please sign to show your support as we will present this to relevant political parties in Tasmania in order to criminalize wage theft.
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  • Stop putting the squeeze on workers!
    I’m not the only one they've done this to. I know there are staff who don’t want to leave because they’re scared of getting into a situation like me, of leaving and not being paid their wages. It’s incredibly unfair, especially as the face they put to the public is that they’re so wellness-orientated and the fact that they treat their staff so badly isn’t in line with that. I'm one of many workers who are just trying to get back the wages we have earned. It’s not right that dodgy businesses like Pressed Juices and the people behind them can keep ripping people off. The system is broken when people can keep doing this. Young and vulnerable workers are copping the worst of these dodgy employment practices and the rules need to change to protect us. We need to make wage theft a crime that this won't happen to other young workers like me!
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  • Kick wage theft celebrity chefs off Masterchef
    These chefs are not role models to anyone, especially current chefs and upcoming chefs in the hospitality industry. They are the ones causing problems in our industry. They have created the wage theft culture. Their behaviour is unAustralian and they need to face consequences to show other hospo bosses that wage theft is never ok. MasterChef judge George Calombaris' restaurant empire has been sprung ripping off staff to the tune of $2.6m. These wage theft celebrity chefs exploit hospitality workers, but instead of facing consequences for their actions they are being rewarded by being allowed on Masterchef. They make millions ripping off their workers, and then get a platform to make even more money. Keeping them on the show sends a message to other bosses in hospo that it's ok to steal from your workers. It’s a disgrace. These celebrity wage theft chefs have taken workers rights away and they need to be stripped of their privileges.
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  • Ichi Group: Stop Exploiting Migrant Workers
    I’m calling on the Fair Work Ombudsman to conduct a comprehensive audit of the Ichi Group and ensure they are paying correct wages and that ALL former and current employees receive their correct back pay. It’s not fair that the most vulnerable workers, who were paid even less than me, should miss out on being repaid their stolen wages. Hospo Voice members don’t want to see this kind of exploitation of migrant workers in our industry. That’s why we are demanding ALL current and former staff are paid back everything that they are owed.
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  • Protect renewable energy jobs
    A renewable energy jobs boom is just starting to get underway across the state thanks to the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET). The initiative is expected to create over 10,000 jobs, attract $9 billion worth of investment to our state, and helps us tackle climate change. Meanwhile David Southwick, Liberal spokesperson for energy has: ⚫ Promised to scrap the Victorian Renewable Energy Target, which is already creating thousands of renewable energy jobs around the state ⚫ Voted against stronger climate laws for Victoria ⚫ Voted against a fairer price for electricity from rooftop solar Sign the petition to call on David Southwick to protect renewable energy jobs.
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  • Support the Coles Somerton workers fight for fair redundancy!
    Workers at Somerton Coles warehouse need a fair redundancy package of 4 weeks - the same as other Coles sites, no less! NUW Members will be taking protected industrial action outside Coles HQ in Glen Iris where community supporters will also be invited to gather and send a message to Coles until we win a fair deal. Unity is Strength! #ChangetheRules so workers have the ability to collectively bargain across sites and industries. We should not have to fight for fair pay and conditions separately across multiple sites when we are all working for the same company. "It's ridiculous. Every Coles site should have one EBA and be done with it" - NUW delegate Andrew
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