• Protect nationally strategic languages (Chinese & Japanese) at Swinburne University
    1. Chinese and Japanese are "nationally strategic languages" --- Australia needs graduates who are culturally and linguistically competent. 2. As language students at Swinburne, we will be disadvantaged by not being able to complete our language studies at Swinburne.
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    Created by Emily Dunn
  • SAY NO TO IN-CAB SURVEILLANCE
    Rail companies already have an extensive amount of data available (data Logger/Event recorders, Driver Advice Systems, radio voice recordings, and forward-facing camera) for investigation, compliance and assessments. Adding surveillance inside the cabin of locomotives will not prevent an incident from happening. Better training, support and a “no blame” culture will. We believe that the extended use of in-cab recording devices will have little if any impact on the efficacy of rail safety investigations and will have a significant detrimental effect on the mental health of Traincrew.
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    Created by Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Picture
  • Marjorie's Law: Better Protection for Transgender People in Prisons
    TW: Sexual assault & R*pe. Marjorie's Law is a campaign for better recognition and protection of transgender people in Australia's prison services. In July 2017, Marjorie Harwood, a transgender woman, was brutally raped by five men in Risdon Prison, Tasmania. The severity of the assault saw her hospitalised and needing to use a colostomy bag. In 2018, Marjorie was hospitalised again for a kidney-related illness. With a period of custody in Risdon looming, she refused medical treatment and accepted death rather than going back to prison where she knew she would be beaten and sexually assaulted again. Marjorie identified as a woman, prison staff referred to her with female pronouns, yet she was not placed in the female prison where she would have been able to safely serve her prison sentence. Transgender prisoners deserve to serve their sentences safe from abuse and assault. It is time for change so no one has to go through what Marjorie faced.
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    Created by Benjamin Dudman
  • Make Wage Theft A Crime Across Australia
    Employers in every industry commit wage theft. Whether it’s stolen super, unpaid hours, penalty rates or overtime, if you show up, they should pay up. Wage theft has become a business model – where the fines for stealing are less than the wages stolen! Without change to the law, employers will keep thieving over and over. Currently, workers only have protection in Queensland and Victoria. All Australian workers should be protected from thieving bosses.
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  • Liverpool City Council must maintain Christmas leave for employees
    It is important that Liverpool City Council employees sign this petition to ensure their working rights are upheld and maintained. Employees need to advise the CEO Dr Eddie Jackson, that it is unfair to close council early and require staff to use their own leave. Further by cancelling staff Christmas celebrations Council has already saved money and therefore requiring staff to use up to 3 hours of annual leave is unfair and not in the spirit of the season.
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  • Goodstart employees deserve a fair deal!
    The offer proposed by Goodstart mangaement reps does not value all our work fairly. During this COVID crisis, at Goodstart we have all been working together, going above and beyond to keep centres open, safe, viable and continuing to provide high quality education and care. Julia, we have heard your words of thanks and recognition for our commitment to children and families throughout 2020. We urge you now to put that recognition into improving our Enterprise Agreement in 2021. We call on you to respect all Goodstart staff with a fair offer. Sincerely, United Workers Union bargaining team on behalf of all Goodstart educators and staff
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  • Keep Edinburgh Gardens For Everyone
    Yarra Council area is an open, accepting community. Edinburgh Gardens attracts a wide cross-section of our community, and on a sunny day is enjoyed by hundreds who picnic, play and walk through the gardens. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of public green space. Everyone should have access to green space where they can meet family and friends, host end of year catch ups and socialise in a COVID-safe way. The proposal to institute a blanket alcohol ban will unnecessarily impact on residents' use of our public park. Not all residents of Yarra have private backyards, or space to host friends and family in a safe way. Access to public parks is really important for social connections, but also broader community connectedness. An alcohol ban would also have a disproportionate impact on marginalised people. Yarra City Councillors should not bow to a vocal minority. Edinburgh Gardens is a park for our whole community, and should be able to be enjoyed by everyone.
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    Created by Harriet Leadbetter
  • Save Foreign Languages @ Swinburne University and protect Swinburne’s Reputation
    The proposed cuts of all foreign language studies (Chinese, Italian, and Japanese) at Swinburne Uni will be detrimental to students, denying them the possibility of learning critical languages skills. Current language students will be disastrously impacted as the proposed changes do not offer a teach out of language units leaving the more than 100 students enrolled in languages with nowhere to go to finish their studies. It will also impact the University’s reputation as a University that puts the needs of its students first. We the undersigned ask the VC Professor Pascale Quester to reconsider this decision, and ensure Swinburne University’s reputation as a University that cares about its students.
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    Created by NTEU Victoria
  • Kingston: net zero emissions by 2030
    A net zero target by 2030 is essential for cleaner air, a healthier environment, cheaper power, better health and a fairer society. A rapid shift to renewables will create significant ongoing local jobs for people in trades, administration, services, procurement and other industries. As Professor Tim Flannery stated recently, 'Here’s the truth about action on climate change: it creates jobs. Plenty of them. It’s good for the economy. And it will lower power prices, protect people, and save our environment.' Join us in our race to zero!
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  • Let AMWU members endorse their Log Of Claims
    It has been standard practice for AMWU members to meet and endorse their log of claims. This has been an opportunity for members to unite in a space where they can openly share their workplace experiences and decide on what their future is with a company. Currently AMWU members working for Simplot are all being treated differently across their various sites. The HR manager at the Kelso & Bathurst plants is breaking standard practice of members' mass meetings (SHIFTS TOGETHER) Members simply will not stand for this. Sign the petition below if you support the right for Union Members to associate and their right to endorse a Log Of Claims TOGETHER. In Unity
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  • Woolies: Stop unfair roster changes that hurt workers' families!
    Woolies essential workforce at their Sydney Regional Distribution Centre have bent over backwards during the pandemic, agreeing to temporarily chop and change their shifts to give the company more flexibility during the crisis. 
In return, Woolies has used workers willingness to make sacrifices to serve their community to sneakily change shifts permanently to make the company more money… all at the expense of worker’s families and pay! Workers were not consulted on these changes. Some workers ,who have been there for 10 years working the same shift, have suddenly being given different rostered days when they have never worked those days before! This has left workers unable to spend time with their families or fulfil their obligations as carers. Many workers are also losing out on pay because of the new shifts Woolies has assigned them. Some workers are losing up to $10,000 a year. That’s money they expected and rely on! We are calling on Woolworths to genuinely consult with their workers and return to family friendly rosters that do not leave workers financially worse off.
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  • WE DEMAND ACCESS TO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
    The WA FIFO Code of Practice clearly lists communication as a critical factor in maintaining the health and wellbeing of FIFO workers. Section 5.5 of the Code states: Access to reliable communications infrastructure is an important factor for managing the impact of remote and isolated work on mental health and wellbeing. Allowing contact with personal networks helps fulfil home-life roles and responsibilities, meet social needs and facilitate the transition between home and work. Where practicable and in line with site requirements, there should be flexibility for workers to contact family and friends during the working day. Where mobile phone coverage is unreliable or inadequate, alternative communication channels (e.g. satellite internet) should be available for personal use and able to cope with periods of high demand.
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