• Protect mental health for paramedics
    Paramedics play a vital role in our community, helping Victorians when they are most in need. But it's challenging work, with paramedics suffering high levels of burnout, occupational violence, and exhaustion - physical, mental and emotional. Exposure to trauma is an unavoidable feature of the job, and increases the prevalence of a number of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. Paramedics and the AEAV are speaking up about needing the support of the community to win protections for psychological health in the workplace.
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    Created by Ambulance Employees Australia - Victoria
  • Subway Australia: Pay workers ripped off by franchisees
    'The Age' has revealed that Subway franchises are subject to a Fair Work Ombudsman investigation due to systemic underpayment of employees. https://www.theage.com.au/business/small-business/subway-under-investigation-by-fair-work-over-staff-underpayment-20190809-p52flv.html Subway Australia have claimed that it is the responsibility of franchisees to ensure that employees are being paid correctly however 'the Age' has revealed that Subway Australia's inspections of franchises has been lax. One former employee alleged that "They [Subway head office] do inspections once a month and everything in the store is immaculate because you know Subway head office is coming but they don't ask to look at a payslip, they don't care about anything else." Subway Australia need to pay up and give workers their fair share. Wage theft is stealing from your workers.
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    Created by Nick Haughain
  • CTP COMPULSORY ACCIDENT INSURANCE
    People are suffering due to car accidents that have ruined their lives due to CTP changes. Australians were lucky to save $30.00 & now Australians have lost their protection due to new CTP changes. If changes don't happen soon lives will be lost due to a new CTP system that only favour the insurance company & their profits
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    Created by Anthony Gatt
  • Restore Unemployed Workers' Rights of Appeal!
    During the 2015-16 financial year, 50% of penalties imposed on unemployed workers have been overturned by Centrelink upon appeal. This adds up to roughly 1 million unfair penalties being dished out to unemployed workers every year by privately owned agencies. In any other area of government policy, a 50% error rate would be a crisis. Rather than addressing this crisis, Minister Cash decided to strip unemployed workers of their right to appeal. Now, she using the high rate of penalties to justify further punishment of unemployed workers. This unfair compliance regime has had a catastrophic impact on the lives of unemployed workers. As reported by the New Daily, this punitive policy is driving people into poverty, homelessness, mental health issues and even suicide. Kristian Clancy, 32, was cut off his Newstart payment for not attending a employment service provider appointment despite informing his agency he had a shift that day. Melissa Fisher, 37, was cut off her Newstart due to her employment service provider mistakenly reporting she did not attend an appointment. Zeya Raymond* (name changed) was incorrectly cut of by her employment service provider which led to her contemplating suicide. These are only a few of the hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers being unfairly cut off by their privately owned employment service provider. By stripping unemployed workers of their right to appeal unfair penalties and denying them a right to a reasonable excuse, the Coalition is creating a segregated society. Unemployed Australians – people who have ended up unemployed due to no fault of their own – are being branded as second-class citizens. If an unemployed worker faces an abusive employment service provider, there is nothing they can do. They have nowhere to turn. We know the employment services system is broken. In 2018-19, job agencies imposed 2.3 million penalties on unemployed workers - a seven times increase since 2010. Why is the Coalition giving job agencies more powers to punish unemployed workers? Join the AUWU's struggle for dignity. Sign the petition. New Daily Article: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/08/07/newstart-unfair-suspensions/ Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/08/more-than-120000-people-whose-welfare-was-suspended-were-not-at-fault-data-shows?fbclid=IwAR2-lmi6UIcFmjD4X9CAFGQYAgekL_JuwbMGWEo_neWMp0DgFgg6U7Annsw
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    Created by Australian Unemployed Workers Union
  • Pay superannuation to staff at Gumnut early learning in Lithgow
    Workers employed at Gumnut in Lithgow are gravely concerned about their workplace entitlements as ECEC Management has not been paying superannuation for up to a year for some workers. Workers at Gumnut are asking for their basic employment entitlements to be met. Will you sign?
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    Created by Big Steps
  • Coles and Woolworths must end labour exploitation on their farms
    The majority of Australians do their grocery shopping at Coles or Woolworths. Yet the farm workers who feed us, who pick and pack the fruit and vegetables we all eat, are enduring wage theft and exploitation on Australian farms. Two thirds of surveyed workers reported earning below minimum wage, sometimes as low as $4.80 per hour. Cash contractors act as controlling mediators between farms and workers, often resulting in stolen wages, no superannuation, sexual harassment, bullying and harassment. Coles and Woolworths must not continue to profit from this exploitation. Add your voice to stand with farm workers today!
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    Created by National Union of Workers Picture
  • Proper pedestrian crossing
    Because My Auntie was hit by a car walking across the crossing leading to her retirement village on her way back from doing abit of shopping from Coles supermarket. This was an unnecessary death because the crossing across which most elderly people use is poorly constructive.
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    Created by Amanda Smith Picture
  • Deliveroo: Raise the Rate
    Our hours, daily and weekly earnings are lower than they've ever been before, even though we've been doing the same job the whole time. Riders used to be paid $18.50 an hour and now we're not paid an hourly rate at all. Deliveries can be as low as $6 or less, despite Deliveroo promising they wouldn't go below $8 per delivery. There's no transparency and no ability to say no to changes in our wages. We just notice it going down through the app. We work in the cold conditions during winter. We work really hard for peanuts. Seeing our wages go down and down is gut-wrenching. We can't depend on these wages. We are demanding Deliveroo raise our rates of pay and lock them in. Deliveroo workers need security and a living wage. Michael, PK, Radhesh and the Roo Riders
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    Created by Michael, PK, Radhesh and the Roo Riders
  • It’s time for a specialist Allied Health Professional Agreement
    South Australia is the only state without a specialist Enterprise Agreement for Allied Health Professionals. Other health professionals, including Nurses, Midwives, and Salaried Medical Officers have their own EA - AHPs now want their own specialist EA to recognise and respect the specialist work they do in keeping South Australians in good health.
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    Created by Farrah Shaikh Picture
  • Bring Billy to Tassie
    The one, the only, Billy Bragg is touring Australia in 2020. https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/music-news/billy-bragg-australian-tour-2020/11365552?sf216627275=1&fbclid=IwAR1d2UHJSwBPY0xF7lzwqHet2lglk25Qwsj_gUOhwTiF24vxud_xe-BSbzI You know it, he knows it, ‘There is Power in a Union’, so let’s give Billy a big union welcome and encourage him to add Tassie to the tour list.
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    Created by Paul Kimbell
  • Stop the gambling ads
    Gambling destroys lives, online gambling has become an absolute epidemic in this country, how can you let addicted players continue to play and lose everything they own, without any questions as to were the money came from, people betting beyond there mean or earning capacity, the banks wouldn't let you borrow 10million dollars if you can't afford it, but you could go online and lose 10mill and nobody would say a word or try and stop you, if online gambling was regulated the same way a home loan is limits could be put on all clients and keep them within there means. It's the greedy govt that allows it to continue, and now there trying to sell it to our kids through funny TV ads while sport is playing, it's like advertising drugs on the television total madness..
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    Created by Frank M
  • No pay cuts or insecure work at Richmond Fellowship
    So-called not-for-profit community services provider, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania (RFT), has launched an unprecedented attack on its workforce, establishing a shell company named Richmond Futures and using it to offer staff our own jobs back with reduced pay and loss of permanency. We love our jobs and we want to continue working with the clients we've supported for years - but if we want to stay on, we'll have to take a pay cut and move to a fixed term contract. We're faced with a choice between losing $150 a week and all job security or losing our jobs altogether. RFT has operated for over 30 years supporting people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage. It has provided the community with excellent services for people in need, but in recent years it has seemingly abandoned the values the organisation was built on. Community services organisations should be demonstrating their values and leading by example – not harming their own workers.
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    Created by Richmond Fellowship worker