• Supermarket CEO's: Meet Perfection Fresh workers targeted for joining the union and Speaking Out!
    Workers at the Perfection Fresh glasshouse in South Australia were the first group of workers to kick out dodgy contractors and win their first enterprise agreement. They are now joining with other Perfection Fresh workers to win basic rights as workers, have the company recognise their freedom to be union and make sure workers are able to speak out! By speaking out together and supporting the struggle of brave farmworkers we can make sure REAL action is taken to end worker exploitation and abuse that is happening throughout the supermarket supply chain. "The company puts too much pressure on us and has no respect for our rights. They target any worker that joins the union. The working conditions are extremely unsafe and many of us have become injured. As farmworkers we are asking Coles and Woolworths to support us and help us fight for our right to speak out!" - Safdar, worker and union delegate at Perfection Fresh
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    Created by National Union of Workers
  • La La Bar Group is a wage theft empire. Raid them NOW!
    I am a bartender at a La La Bar Group venue on Chapel Street and they are stealing about $16,000 (plus super) from me each year I work on weekends and into the early hours of the morning but all I’ve ever got was a flat rate, no penalty rates. All given to me in an envelope stuffed with cash. La La are a big player. They’ve got about 100 staff. They own seven bars on Chapel Street and across Melbourne, including Blue Bar, Electric Ladyland, Holy Grail, Wonderland, Lucky Liquor and La La Land.   $16,000 is a huge amount of money. Long term employees I work with would have had this amount money stolen from them, year in, year out. I don’t understand how a company of this size keeps getting away with stealing so much money from its workers.   What’s clear is that the current rules are a joke. And what has the watchdog done to enforce those rules? Nothing that I can see, where I work, or any of the venues in Chapel Street, where people are working for as little $10 per hour. I feel like we’ve been left to fend for ourselves by this government. It’s wrong. Hospo workers deserve a government that will come down on wage thieves like a ton of bricks.
    1,507 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Dave, Hospo Voice member
  • Abolish the ABCC and Drop Proceedings against the 55 Liberty OneSteel Workers.
    The Australian Building and Construction Commission has started Federal court proceedings against the AWU, an AWU Workplace Organiser and 55 rank and file members. The ABCC is alleging that more the 55 individual workers from Liberty OneSteel took unlawful industrial action last year by attending an ACTU Change the Rules rally. The affected members work in a steel manufacturing plant in Noble Park, Victoria’s manufacturing heartland. That the ABCC can go after steelworkers who are neither building nor construction workers just goes to show that the ABCC is a politically motivated agency not about improving the construction industry. We need safer workplaces, not fines. No-one should die at work but construction workers are being killed on the job and the ABCC spends its time on politically motivated fines for workers they say attended a rally. The ABCC is a hopelessly politicised, biased and compromised agency that is acting outside its jurisdiction and abusing its power. It must be abolished in the interests of democracy. These are unjust laws, these laws don’t protect Australian workers, and they don’t protect construction workers. The ABCC has to go. Authorised by Ben Davis, State Secretary, 685 Spencer Street West Melbourne VIC 3003.
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    Created by AWU Victoria Picture
  • 日出茶太快還錢!
    背包客、國際學生、短期技術簽證等短期移工的簽證持有人, 要求更完整的法律保障! 我們要求公義! 短期移工簽證合法簽證,享有與任何一個澳洲人同等勞動權。 我們要求雇主賠償欠薪! 我們要求所有的不公義得到平反!
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    Created by Sherry Huang
  • Keep Destroyer 666 from touring Australia
    In a world of Christchuch shootings and Sri Lankan bombings we need to collectively work to stop the spread of hate speech and bigotry - the seeds that manifest in physical violence. Destroyer 666, a band of expats now based in Europe, are about to embark on a tour of Australia and New Zealand. Throughout their decades-spanning career, Destroyer 666 and most notably their vocalist "K.K. Warslut", have left a trail of racist, misogynistic, and violent hate speech. Supported by a dedicated legion of fans, the band resorts to extreme fear and intimidation tactics when confronted with resistance to their behaviour and politics. Warslut’s hateful rhetoric is from the same playbook that helped radicalise the Christchurch terrorist: channeled into the ear of disaffected young men in the metal scene, coaxing them into a world of radical hatred. In 2012 while opening a show, K.K. Warslut shouted: “This one’s for all the Muslim immigrants that are invading. They’re invited to invade our fucking continents. Fuck you Allah! Yeah everyone’s busy being anti-Christian… fuck being anti-Christian, let’s be fucking anti-Muslim for once!” Warslut punctuated his Islamophobic rant by Sieg-Heiling with his right hand. https://youtu.be/97tXzR4n7HE In 2016, after music journalist and photographer Blair Hopkins mentioned being inappropriately groped by a fan at a Destroyer 666 show in New York she reviewed, K.K. Warslut took to Facebook (in a since-deleted but widely reported post) to write: “Clearly your [sic] insecure about your looks woman and felt a burning desire to advertise just how irresistible you are. To drunks. Sad desperate bitch” and labels Hopkins a “little lying dishonest whore [sic].” In Hopkins’ review she documented ‘stage banter’ from K.K. Warslut that included asking the audience to ensure there were “NO FAGG*TS” in attendance and responding with “That’s the attitude we need tonight” when another audience member shouted “We need more white women in here!” During a concert in 2018, K.K. Warslut referred to #MeToo activists as a bunch of “C*nts” who need a “hard dick”. His room of devoted fans met these words with approval. This came after the #KillTheKing movement, a #MeToo offshoot operating within the metal world that specifically singled out K.K. Warslut for his history of misogynistic and sexist harassment of women in the metal scene. At a previous concert at Metal Magic Festival in Denmark, K.K. Warslut began their set with a sexist rant to the effect of “You guys are a bunch of wankers. You live in a matriarchal culture. I get nauseous from you guys.” K.K. Warslut and Destroyer 666 use their stage time to spread messages of hate, and their offstage time to circle their wagons, and encourage fans to threaten writers, editors, and reviewers. It seems that one of the main reasons you can’t read a play-by-play of Destroyer 666’s racist bigotry over the years may be attributed to the threats of physical violence by the band’s fans towards editors, prompting many to un-publish their content. There are real physical consequences of white supremacist hate speech: incitements turn to real world violence. (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/03/world/white-extremist-terrorism-christchurch.html) Warslut has prominently displayed a Wolfsangel tattoo on his stomach – an ancient Germanic rune adopted as the insignia of several Waffen-SS units, and the official symbol of the US-based Neo-nazi terrorist group Aryan Nations. Before fans decry this as simply “bigotry by association”, let’s look at an interview K.K. Warslut gave a Melbourne radio station following the release of their album Unchain The Wolves. After referring to Norwegian black metal musicians as “skinny fagg*ts,” Warslut described the white wolf motif as representing “the spirit of the white man.” Just over a month ago, 50 innocent people were gunned down by a neo-Nazi terrorist in Christchurch while they prayed. Next month, Destroyer 666, a band who seem to share the terrorists ideology, are set to tour Australia. Hate speech and incitement to violence should not be a profitable venture on our shores. We need to ask their promoter Soundworks Touring, what margin of ticket sales from white supremacists is acceptable to them. We need to ask the Australian venues hosting this tour (Factory Theatre in Sydney, the Wooly Mammoth in Brisbane and Max Watt’s in Melbourne) how many drink sales make it worthwhile to platform an Islamophobic rant on their stages. Some Destroyer 666 fans may have remained apolitical, but now need to reflect what side they are really on — because the music scene can no longer pretend there is a neutral ground. The delusion of neutral ground was erased when 50 people were murdered by an Australian neo-Nazi in two mosques in Christchurch. We all have a social role to play in combating hate speech and violence and working to prevent terrorism. Let’s make sure our music scenes in no way profit from or promote white supremacy, or play a role in radicalising yet another white supremacist terrorist. Let’s not leave it solely to a 16-year-old with an egg to stand up for us as a nation this time.
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    Created by Mitzi McKenzie-King
  • Break the silence on poverty! Bring Duncan Storrar back on Q&A!
    I'm a single mum of two young kids and have seen how poor government policy impacts single parent families and those doing it tough. We can't let these issues go unaddressed when the future of so many Australian children is at stake. I've known Duncan since the 2016 post-Q&A fallout and have worked with him on the No Homeless Ban campaign and other anti-poverty projects. We are a wealthy country - no child should be homeless or hungry. The politicians won't listen - their heads are in the sand. Time to stir the pot - and get Duncan back on Q&A.
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    Created by Kate Hamley Picture
  • Students Demand Action for our Future
    The Curtin Student Guild represents Curtin students on the issues that affect their lives - that's why we're telling Australian politicians that it's time to take serious action on the issues faced by students and young people. With a Federal Election around the corner, we need to ensure that our demands are heard. Students are young people have been getting a raw deal from the government: Newstart and Youth Allowance continue to fail in even covering the most basic costs of living; youth unemployment rates are skyrocketing; the HELP repayment threshold has been lowered to $45,000 while masses of students are unable to find employment in their field; sexual assault, harassment, and hazing continues within the university community while universities dodge accountability; and our planet continues to be treated as a secondary concern to profit. These are just a few of the reasons why students and young people are struggling to get by, disengaging from politics and feeling anxious and uncertain about their futures. Inaction and complacency from our politicians is not acceptable. Join us in telling the major political parties that WE WILL NOT BE LEFT BEHIND. Read more about our demands here: https://www.guild.curtin.edu.au/news
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    Created by Curtin Student Guild Picture
  • Fix the crisis in aged care
    We are family members, older Australians, and workers in aged care and we are campaigning so that every Australian can have a dignified life in retirement. We believe that quality care is directly linked to quality jobs. Care workers should have enough time to do their jobs, get a fair wage and be trained to deliver quality care. Aged care should be funded so care workers have enough time to provide quality care and there is transparency and accountability about how public funding is spent.
    679 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Georgia Potter Butler
  • Monga Lounge, Pay Up!
    International students and all migrant workers are being ripped off far too often by dodgy employers. This is just a taste of what bosses should expect if they steal from international students and all other migrant workers including refugees, asylum seekers, working holidaymakers and temporary visa holders. It's stories like this that prove why we need to change the rules to stop endemic wage theft and stop dodgy bosses from ripping off all workers.
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    Created by Wallace Huang Picture
  • Support Jobs for Graduate Engineers!
    Problem: There is huge pressure to deliver community infrastructure. Government needs adequate internal capacity but also needs industry to have the skills and staff to deliver the government’s projects. The engineering skills development process is broken. While government has lost capacity, the private sector often lives hand to mouth relying on winning projects and then headhunting to deliver on those projects. This model is not sustainable or desirable and inevitably leads to cost blowouts and delays. Solution: Government procurement is a major driver of economic activity. Procurement can also be used to drive better workforce development outcomes, by encouraging construction companies and consulting engineer firms to develop the next generation of engineers
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    Created by Elliot D'Arcy
  • ScoMo's gotta go!
    Young people will inherit a dying planet because of government inaction on climate change. At the same time, investment in tertiary education is lower than it is in Trump's America, leaving students with increasing fees and debt. Young people also face an increasingly insecure and casualised workforce when we graduate. And our generation is the first to be worse off than our parents, with the cost of living and housing prices becoming untenable. Students on income support live way below the poverty line, and workplace exploitation of young people is rife. Scott Morrison's Liberal government has no vision for the future of young people. That's why we're telling Scott Morrison we'll be voting him and the Liberals out on May 18. NUS will be throwing parties in Sydney and Melbourne, and demonstrations in other cities across the country to call on young people to use their voice, and show ScoMo our power and young people and students come the election. Join us here: bit.ly/scomoparty
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    Created by Desiree Cai, NUS President
  • UberEats, how can you let this happen?
    This is not good enough. We work hard and deserve to be safe, have a living wage and to be afforded decent working conditions. We are a large community and seeing this is scary, it could happen to any of us and there should be real support. If workers are injured we have to pay any medical costs, and will not receive any pay while we are unable to work. For workers here on a visa, it is unlikely travel insurance will cover an injury sustained while working. There's no compensation if you get hurt and you can be out of work for months if you have a crash. In a survey by the Transport Workers Union, 46.5% of riders said they or someone they know has been hurt while working as a food delivery rider. Riders have no physically safe workplace. We shouldn’t have to struggle for no sick pay, no workers comp, and barely enough money to live on. It's not fair, and UberEats needs to take responsibility. Sign the petition if you agree!
    2,717 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by UberEats riders
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