• Time For Fairwork To Take A Seat At The Table
    Workers are still waiting for their money, and young workers can’t afford to wait any longer. As a second year law student, the financial pressure's I face due to the costs of my degree, would be be greatly relieved by receiving the money I am currently owed, only Fairwork has the power to make this happen. This is yet another example of why wage theft laws are urgently needed - the current system is failing workers. If wage theft is going to be taken seriously then we need a Federal Liberal Government’s watchdog that will act in the best interests of Australian workers, and we need one that will act more swiftly than its current inactions demonstrate. We need to send a strong and urgent message to the FWO, that enough is enough, that as public servants, their duty is to serve the Australian public and the Australian workforce, to not just sit in their comfortable office's and muse on the dire situation faced by myself and so many others. FWO needs to stand up and protect workers rights as much as wage theft needs to be made a criminal offence.
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    Created by Jessi Ryan Picture
  • Yarra Trams, treat your workers with respect!
    We are young workers supporting Yarra Trams drivers, authorised officers and customer service staff. Public transport workers work late evening, early mornings, weekends and every hour in between. They keep our city running. They deserve to be treated with respect and taken seriously by Yarra Trams.
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    Created by Young Workers Centre
  • 482visa worker
    i have to work pay my home loan in Australia,my employer need me,my daughter need to go back her school!we all the legal taxpayers!
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    Created by chengkai zhao
  • Protect out Water
    Allow our farmers to grow and make food competitively whilst securing food security in Australia. And mining and cotton industries from stealing our Commonwealth water for private companies that gifted water rights. This directly affects our climate and has massive impact on climate change as we are drying and exploiting our water whilst rivers, small communities and our environment suffers. It's now time to stop water theft and return water rights to Australian citizens rather than transnational corporations.
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    Created by Malcolm Jones Picture
  • Quicker, Better Decisions for Injured Workers
    It isn't easy being an injured worker. We think it should be a lot easier. The system that is set up to protect and support you is often more stressful and can do more damage to your wellbeing than the injury itself. The process is made much worse when your employer's insurer is constantly trying to push back on what you feel you are entitled to. Currently, the service which is supposed to help resolve these issues, the Australian Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS), can only try to help two parties reach an agreement. If the insurance companies won't put a reasonable offer on the table, the injured worker must go to court to seek justice.  We think that the ACCS should be able to resolve disputes by ordering insurers to pay up, allowing injured workers to quickly and efficiently receive compensation in the event that conciliation is unsuccessful.
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    Created by We Are Union: OHS Reps
  • Protect Our Aged and Disability Services
    We can’t forget about our older community members. They deserve to be cared for and looked after. Some are not fortunate to have family or friends to advocate on their behalf. The aim of home and community care services like Meals on Wheels, assistance with showering, shopping and cleaning is to keep the older members of our community in their own home and out of aged care facilities. Many other councils throughout Victoria have privatise and outsource these services. And those who deliver these services are some of the lowest paid workers predominately female workers. We as a community cannot afford for these services to be privatised.
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    Created by Penny Flynn
  • Declare a Climate Emergency at Macquarie University
    1. OUR HEALTH MATTERS: This is important because climate change is affecting our health and wellbeing. 2. OUR TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP: Universities have a major role to play in the science and technology necessary to deal with the consequences of climate change on human societies and the ecosystem. 3. OUR EDUCATION CHANGES LIVES: Universities educate our community, workers, and future leaders about science, public policy, and the threats of climate change.
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    Created by Nick Harrigan & Shaun Wilson
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    Created by Joel O
  • Stop paying Politicians after they retire
    We have so much more needy projects that require assistance today than paying all the Politicians that are no longer doing anything. Also what other employment field in Australia continues to give their workers the fringe benefits after cessation of their duties. Government pushes for fairness and equality and maintains this by at times establishing royal commissions into the investigation of unfair and at times criminal practices. How then is having Politicians still on the Payroll and paying them millions of dollars annually in monetary value including other fringe benefits a fair and equitable practice. We certainly don’t get that and we have all worked hard in Australia. We all perform jobs do our tasks and one job is no more important than the other.
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    Created by Geoff Silva Picture
  • Improve ALVA Campus Conditions
    Mould and leaking roofs in studio/learning spaces, windows soo filthy they can hardly be seen through, and general poor conditions on campus don't incite positive learning conditions. For students who spend significant amounts of time at university, some clean work spaces are not just desired, they are required!
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    Created by ALVA STUDENT SOCIETY VP EDUCATION
  • Our Leave is not a KPI
    CBA have added a new KPI: To meet this KPI employees must reduce their annual and long service leave balances. Annual leave and long service leave are entitlements of employment, they're earned, and to link taking that leave to employee performance at the Bank is not appropriate or fair. CBA have plenty of options if they want to ask staff to reduce the amount of leave they’ve got saved up - to make this a KPI is not fair. What staff do with their leave is their business, their ability to meet their KPIs and get their bonuses should not be linked to getting their leave balance down!
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    Created by FSU
  • Please Vote No to Attacks on Workers
    We know that Ms Lambie has a reputation for sticking up for ordinary working people, and has done so many times. We are asking her to support them now by voting against the government's Ensuring Integrity and Worker Benefits Bills. We believe that these bills are an attack on the rights of everyday workers including those in child and aged care, retail, nurses, teachers and tradies, and that they will make it harder for them to get a fair go at work. Yours sincerely, Donna MacKinnon (retired teacher) and the members of the Eastern Workers Collective.
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    Created by Donna MacKinnon