Victorian and South Australian arts workers are stranded in NSW with their work cancelled or finished and no way to get home. Their applications to return home have been ignored or rejected without reason. They are now facing many more months of separation from their loved ones, with no job, income, or guaranteed accommodation. Sign the petition to bring them home. Jasmine Vaughns I am in the cast of Come From Away and travelled to Sydney for this work on the 25th of May. Shortly after opening the season I was stood down on the 25th of June due to the latest COVID outbreak. I applied for an exemption to return to my home/Victoria three and a half weeks ago. I was denied last night and am now going through the taxing process of re-applying all over again. My reason for doing so is that my mental health has suffered greatly being isolated here in Sydney. Suffering from anxiety and panic disorder I need to return to my home to be in the care of my partner and family. I get COVID tested weekly, have had my first dose of the vaccine and provided all documentation and evidence I could to support my application, yet still was denied. My only reason for being here was for work, and now that it can no longer continue currently, I simply wish to go home. Zelia Kitoko I travelled from Naarm to Gadigal land in January 2021 to commence a contract with Hamilton Australia. I was stood down as of June 26 2021 due to covid restrictions. My mother in Melbourne has been unwell and I am her only child and carer. I have not been able to return to her after many attempts and 6 weeks of waiting with minimal communication or clarity. It's been very invalidating and incredibly stressful to be stuck here without any consideration. Deirdre Khoo I'm a new performer in the industry. I moved to Sydney from Melbourne in early May for a temporary contract with the Darlinghurst Theatre Company for the tour of ONCE. My contract in Sydney was meant to go to early August, and a tour to regional NSW and Melbourne was going to happen after. A few weeks after the NSW stay-at-home orders, the company was stood down after seeing no possibility of the production going ahead. By this time the Victorian borders had shut for anyone ins NSW. I have not only lost my capacity to generate income, but also lose the ability to get back home to Victoria, where I am a resident. My accommodation in Sydney ended as per originally arranged, and I have moved into a colleague's nan place, who have very graciously opened their arms to me in this time of need. I am still covering partial rent and entirety of bills in Melbourne, while also providing a small amount to make up for my costs at my current accommodation. While this financial struggle does not come to me as large an issue in this time as compared to many, I have been experiencing anxiety and my mental health has been exponentially deteriorating from the lockdown. This is because I am unable to return to my place of residence and be in my own space, even after declaring that I will strictly follow the Victorian health orders to self-isolate and avoid contact with the Victorian community for their wellbeing. Andrew Coshan I am an Actor who travelled to Sydney on the 30th of May to begin rehearsals for Merrily We Roll Along at the Hayes Theatre. We were four days away from opening night when the lockdown which began on June 25th meant we had to postpone. At this point it was only meant to be for a week, so we planned to move opening night seven days later. But as the lockdowns got extended it became obvious that we could not plan when lockdown would end, and we were officially stood down on July 27th. Because we were now out of contract, we could try get back to our home state, but by this point the Victorian border was closed. I have now spent over eight weeks in this lockdown. I have stayed in NSW over three weeks longer than I ever planned to. I have tried, and am still trying to get back to Victoria, but have so far only been denied entry to the state that I call home. I have never lived in Sydney before. I don’t have family in Sydney. And I now feel like a burden on the associates that I’m staying with, but I have nowhere I can go. Kathleen Moore I take work in traveling theatre shows because they provide very good salaries and when in work, I am able to help pay for the hefty mortgage and bills my husband and I are responsible for.  Performers’ contracts are generally very short, and do not provide consistent pay throughout a year. Therefore, I need to be able to make my proper salary when I am employed, in order to help save money for the time when I am not under contract and the show closes.  The Victorian Government not only has a duty of care for its Residents who are currently within Victorian borders, it also has a duty of care for those working Victorians stranded away from their loved ones and homes. Bring Victorian workers HOME!
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  • Maintain a Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement at UTS.
    A Single Agreement wipes a clear baseline from the current Professional Staff Agreement, effectively forcing a fight to simply include existing conditions which have been stripped through simplification. Act NOW to show your support for continuing to use separate agreements at UTS. If a Single Agreement is made in this round of bargaining the prospect of returning to Separate Agreements in the future are slim. Your signature matters, as does the signature of colleagues you refer to this page. Petitions delivered directly to university managements have worked before to protect staff conditions.
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    Created by CPSU NSW Picture
  • Save aged care at Latrobe City Council
    Since 2019 there have been local government elections which ushered in a new formation of councilors. Some of these did not vote to privatise council run aged care, but instead have been burdened with the responsibility. Council aged care provides well trained, adequately paid, and trusted care to the elderly in the community. This means the community gets good continuity of care by skilled and permanent workers - exactly what they asked for in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety! During Covid-19 this kind of care has been a life saver in comparison to the private sector. We must defend these services as best as we can for the future of all people in the valley, because at some point, everyone is going to need care.
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    Created by Latrobe aged care workers & The Australian Services Union
  • ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੋਰ ਕਟੌਤੀਆਂ ਬੰਦ ਕਰੋ
    ਡਾਕਟਰੀ ਮਾਹਰਾਂ ਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ ਚੇਤਾਵਨੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਤਬਦੀਲੀਆਂ ਕਾਰਨ ਜੇਬ ਲਾਗਤਾਂ ਵਧਣਗੀਆਂ - ਇਸਦਾ ਮਤਲਬ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਮਰੀਜ਼ਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਕੁਝ ਆਮ ਪ੍ਰਕਿਰਿਆਵਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਸੈਂਕੜੋਂ ਡਾਲਰ ਅਤੇ ਦੁਰਲੱਭ ਅਵਸਥਾਵਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ $10,000 ਤੱਕ ਦਾ ਭੁਗਤਾਨ ਕਰਨਾ ਪੈ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। ਲਿਬਰਲ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੀ 2014 ਤੋਂ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਅਤੇ ਹੋਰ ਸਿਹਤ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮਾਂ ਲਈ ਅਰਬਾਂ ਦੀ ਫੰਡਿੰਗ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਟੌਤੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਹੈ। ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਵੀ ਮਾੜੀ ਗੱਲ ਇਹ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਇੰਡੈਕਸੇਸ਼ਨ ਦਰ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਕ ਦਿੱਤਾ, ਜੋ ਬਲਕ-ਬਿਲਿੰਗ ਨੂੰ ਘੱਟ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ। ਸਾਨੂੰ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਨੂੰ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ। ਅਸੀਂ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਤੋਂ ਮੰਗ ਕਰਾਂਗੇ ਕਿ ਮੈਡੀਕੇਅਰ ਨੂੰ ਬਦਲਿਆ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ। ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਦੇਉਣ ਲਈ ਇਸ ਪਟੀਸ਼ਨ ਤੇ ਦਸਤਖਤ ਕਰੋ। ---- ਅਸੀਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦੇਖਣ ਦੇ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਅਧਿਕਾਰ ਦਾ ਆਦਰ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ। ਅਸੀਂ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਕਰਵਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੋਸ਼ਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਾਂ। ----- ਐਸ ਮੈਕਮੈਨਸ, ACTU ਸੈਕਰਟਰੀ, 365 ਕੁਈਨ ਸਟਰੀਟ, ਮੈਲਬੌਰਨ 3000 - ਦੁਆਰਾ ਅਧਿਕਾਰਤ
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    Created by Australian Unions
  • Keep Disinformation Out of Parliament
    Racism, homophobia and anti-science views have no place in our parliament, let alone the rest of the country. Giving these views a platform has real world consequences. We've already seen the effects with anti-lockdown and anti-vax protests around the country. Scott Morrison has no excuse for doing nothing to regulate the harmful effects of social media. Politicians in far-right political parties and coordinated hate groups need to be held to account for what they post online. If Scott Morrison isn’t up to the job, then we need a new PM that will. Sign the petition if you want to see action taken on the worst parts of our online community.
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    Created by Justin Ramirez
  • Give the cap the boot
    I’m a proud union member/supporter of the public sector. Public servants dedicate their work to providing quality services and support to our communities. When you won the election in 2017, you asked public servants to support urgent budget repair, and accept a wage increase of $1,000 per year. Now, we are asking you to support them. We are asking you to support the WA public sector that keeps this state running.
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    Created by SSTUWA Campaigns Picture
  • मेडिकेयर में कटौती को रोकें
    चिकित्सा विशेषज्ञों ने पहले ही चेतावनी दी है कि इन परिवर्तनों के कारण जेब की लागत बढेगी- इसका मतलब है रोगियों को कुछ आम प्रोसीजर्स के लिए सैकड़ों डॉलर तक और अनूठे मामलों के लिए $10,000 तक का पेमेंट करना पड़ सकता है। लिबरल सरकार ने पहले से ही 2014 के बाद से मेडिकेयर और अन्य स्वास्थ्य कार्यक्रमों के लिए फंडिंग में अरबों की कटौती की है । इससे भी बदतर बात यह है कि उन्होंने मेडिकेयर इंडेक्सेशन रेट को ब्लॉक कर दिया, जिससे बल्क-बिलिंग कम हो जाती है । हमें मेडिकेयर को बचाने की जरूरत है। हम इस याचिका के द्वारा सरकार से मांग करेंगे कि मेडिकेयर को ना बदले। अपना योगदान देने के लिए इस याचिका पर साइन करें। --- हम हिंदी भाषा में जानकारी देखने के आपके अधिकार का सम्मान करते हैं। हम अधिक जानकारी हिंदी भाषा में उपलब्ध कराने के लिए प्रयास कर रहे हैं। --- एस मैकमैनस, ACTU सचिव, 365 क्वीन स्ट्रीट, मेलबर्न 3000 : द्वारा अधिकृत
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    Created by Australian Unions
  • Australia: Climate Action Now!
    The latest IPCC report is grave. The conservative targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement were set to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We are now currently on track to reach that level of warming in 2040. At that point, almost 1 billion people will face life-threatening heat waves at least once every 5 years. That's in addition to more floods, more droughts, worse heat, and rising sea levels. 1.5 degrees however is now a best case scenario. The report estimates that if we reach a 'high emissions future scenario' - which is consistent with what we're currently on track for - global warming above pre-industrial levels would rise to 5.7 degrees Celsius by 2100. That level of warming would be catastrophic. We need urgent action to address the climate crisis right now. The IPCC report argues that without "immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions", curbing emissions to even 2 degrees Celsius will be "beyond reach". Nowhere in the world is the level of immediate and large scale reductions required to meet these targets seen. Especially not in Australia. Australia ranks sixth highest in the world for greenhouse gas emissions per capita. When you consider greenhouse gasses emitted by Australian exported coal that figure expands significantly. Despite Australian emissions disproportionately escalating the climate crisis our government has displayed a commitment to expanding the fossil fuel industry. The government’s “Gas-Led Recovery” will see gas-fired power plants built to meet Australia’s growing energy requirements. The burning of gas will emit more greenhouse gasses, in particular methane which is even more dangerous than co2.
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    Created by Ahmed Azhar
  • Premier: Protect educators in NSW!
    That’s why we are calling on the NSW government to give educators priority access to vaccination, as the QLD state government did just last week, now and throughout the pandemic. We call on you to protect educators and families by communicating clear guidelines to parents about who should be permitted to attend early learning. Educators are not disposable. Educators are not less valuable than others in the education sector or the economy. It’s time to protect NSW educators! Lauren NSW Early Educator
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    Created by Big Steps Campaign Picture
  • Stop Brutal Repression of Trade Union Activist In Sri Lanka
    The implementation of the Kotelawala Defense University Act aims to end free education to militarize tertiary education with commercial orientations. Therefore, trade unions, civil society organizations, student movements and the public are engaged in a fierce struggle against the bill and for the rights of teachers and principals. The government uses police to arrest, intimidate, and physically torture the leaders of trade unions and organizations fighting to suppress these protests and demonstrations. The trade unions and civil society organizations are engaged in a relentless protest campaign to defeat the government's anti-people efforts. The government does not seem to be trying to understand the people's opposition to this. Instead, the government is implementing a plan through the police to imprison its frontline leaders to suppress the protests. Ceylon Bank Employees' Union and member unions of UNI Sri Lanka Affiliates Council and Public Resources and Human Rights Protection Centre (PRHRPC) call to release all the trade union leaders without harassing them further.
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    Created by Ceylon Bank Employees Union (CBEU)
  • Strong Public Health & Medical Service
    The COVID 19 pandemic is continuously evolving and threatening our daily lives and shrinking the economic activities. Many medical experts warn that the virus variation will be continued to reproduce new variants. Therefore the COVID 19 pandemic is not today's issue but a long-term issue that we all society and government must work together. Therefore the government must invest in training qualified medical professionals and hiring a sufficient number of medical professionals and nurses. In Korea, one nurse takes care of 12-20 patients. If we reduce the ratio to one nurse for 5 patients, much better services will be provided. 80% of COVID 19 pandemic patients treated at the public hospitals where medical doctors and nurses with heavy PPE clothes and gloves etc have been suffering long hours of work and high levels of stress without rest over the months. If these frontline people will be collapsed due to the lack of a workforce, the pandemic fiasco will be explosively increased to destroy society. There is no time to delay.
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    Created by Jay Choi
  • Vaccinate Sydney's public transport workers now
    Many people are surprised to discover that public transport workers, who have worked throughout this lockdown in an essential and public-facing role, are not eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. We come into contact with many members of the public throughout our day, eat and perform standby duties in packed lunchrooms with fellow workers. There is a lot of potential for the virus to spread throughout our workplace and be carried across sydney by our trains. The risk of serious transmission on the railways not only puts rail workers in danger, it threatens to shut down essential rail services which transport other essential workers across the city. We are concerned that no serious measures have been put in place to address these dangers in our work, and that vaccinating our essential workforce should not be the individual responsibility of workers, but the collective responsibility of the government and management.
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    Created by Jane Indigo