• CGU, don't lock your doors on injured workers
    The Victorian Ombudsman released a damning report that slams the behaviour of Workers Compensation Insurance agents like CGU. It revealed that CGU made $15 million out of the Workers Comp system in 2014/15. But that profit came at the expense of injured workers and their families. CGU was caught using selective evidence to terminate workers comp claims, as well as flouting independent medical panels' decisions. In one case, the treating Dr of a worker said that CGU's "unreasonable" behaviour was putting the worker's recovery at risk. Allianz and QBE have publicly apologized for their treatment of injured workers. CGU's response was to lock the door on injured workers. CGU are making massive profits whilst they figure out ways to avoid paying for injured workers' costs. But while they celebrate, injured workers are contemplating suicide. Insurance agents are dealing in human misery. We need to stop rewarding them for it.
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    Created by Injured Workers Network
  • We want our public hospitals in NSW to remain PUBLIC!
    Health care is a universal right and should be about patient care. A private operator will have to generate profit. That can only be achieved by underpaying or reducing staff and scrimping on services. Ultimately it’s the patients that suffer. If it's the choice between treating a private patient or one on Medicare we all know who misses out. We want to ensure our hospitals remain in public hands for the benefit of everyone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFTflWk8h5Q
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    Created by Unions NSW Picture
  • Tell Universities in Australia to Stop Helping Companies Profit from Offshore Detention
    Universities around Australia are funding detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru by doing business with the same companies that provide the security at these centres. We want to keep our Universities ethical. Tell them to stop contracting and contributing to companies like Serco, Wilson's Security and Broadspectrum who profit from Offshore Detention. This campaign, run by the National Union of Students, aims to highlight the plight of Asylum Seekers and to show that students and the community don't want their Universities associated with companies involved in Offshore Detention. Sign the petition and share to let people know that you want your University Ethical!
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    Created by Max Murphy
  • Southport Sharks support your staff!
    Southport Sharks club prides itself on being a leader within the Queensland Clubs Industry, the same industry that is calling for the slashing of penalty rates. Clubs Australia, the UNION for club employers, made a public submission to the Fair Work Commission calling for weekend and public holiday penalty rates to be slashed by up to half of the current rates. This could see employees’ lose up to $110 a week from their pay packets - a cut they can’t afford and don’t deserve. Southport Sharks wants you to believe it’s a community club that cares about locals – sadly for the locals they hire that’s not the case. Southport Sharks claims to be one of the largest and most successful Queensland clubs with over 50,000 members. Such a successful club can surely afford to stand up for its staff when their rights are under attack?!
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    Created by Hospitality United
  • Let Bob Murphy play!
    Whether you're a Bulldogs member, supporter or bandwagon rider, you know that Robert "Bob" Murphy is the heart and soul of our club. The impact he has had on the players and club is immeasurable. Our injured captain has played 295 games since debuting for the club in 2000. Let him clock it up to 296 games as he joins his beloved Doggies on the bench. Back in April, Murphy said his heart would ache if the Doggies made the final and he couldn't play. Have a heart and grant him a spot on the bench.
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    Created by We Are All Bulldogs Now
  • I'd rather have the nuggets - scrap the plebiscite
    Marriage equality in Australia is overdue. We need our politicians to do their job and hold a free vote on marriage equality, instead of wasting $200,000,000 on a plebiscite. Any result wouldn't be binding on the Liberal Party, so what's the point? It would take 5 minutes for Parliament to change the Marriage Act and get on with addressing far more complex challenges the country faces. We want this plebiscite defeated, and Malcolm Turnbull to find a spine and grant his MPs a conscience vote.
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    Created by James Raynes
  • Don't delay: Pass marriage equality when Parliament next sits!
    We can win marriage equality. Two thirds of Aussies, the majority of parliamentarians and the leaders of all major parties support it -- the only blocker is political will. This week Bill Shorten said: "Let's get on with this, have a vote next week when the Parliament sits.” He’s not alone. Greens leader Richard Di Natale has said: "The easiest, simplest, quickest, most effective, least costly and least harmful way of ensuring equality in marriage is through a vote in the parliament, and we can do that next week should the Prime Minister decide to show some leadership." And Senate power broker Nick Xenophon has said: "I would like to see this happen in this Parliament." Now it’s up to us. Let’s call on our leaders to hold a free vote for marriage equality when parliament sits again. Join this urgent call for our pollies to do their jobs and stop the delay! Sign the petition and share this with your friends:
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    Created by Australian Marriage Equality
  • Our Gear Should Be Made Here
    The Turnbull Government has quietly signed a deal meaning Australian defence dress uniforms will be outsourced and manufactured in China, costing Australian jobs. They don’t want you to know about it. We have a procurement policy that says procurement must be made here in Australia but they’re drawing this artificial distinction when those jobs, that work, could be done here. They’d rather have something as iconic as our defence uniforms made cheaply in China, than keep Australian industries strong. They don’t care about the conditions of workers making these uniforms. One of the Federal Government’s first decisions was to abolish Procurement requirements that uniforms be made by companies accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia. These decisions should focus on the long term benefit of the country – not simply find the cheapest price in the short-term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9voXByuVM4 And it’s not the first time: In 2014, the Defence Department snubbed South Australian company Rossi for boots made in Indonesia, a deal worth $15 million. It’s not just our defence uniforms, last year the Liberals refused to support Aussie seafarers, allowing them to be replaced by a foreign ship, with exploited workers on $2 an hour. Be a part of the public push to support keeping jobs in Australia and for local ethically made uniforms, sign the petition.
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    Created by Michele O'Neil
  • Support NSW Trucking Laws
    Trucking laws in NSW, known as 'Chapter 6', have been in operation since 1984 to ensure owner drivers and contractors are supported by minimum conditions that provide for cost recovery and basic safety standards. Not only must these conditions be preserved, but they should be extended to support 30-day payments so these small trucking businesses can maintain cash flow, and help hold powerful industry clients to account for rates and conditions in the transport industry.
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    Created by Transport Workers' Union
  • No plebiscite - equality is union business
    Union members work hard every day to end discrimination in Australian workplaces but we cannot win that fight until we end discrimination in all Australian laws. That includes the law that currently bans same-sex couples from getting married. This civil law was changed in 2004 to deny loving and committed same-sex couples marriage equality. And just as politicians did in 2004, the Turnbull Government should now put this to a free vote in Parliament without resorting to a costly, divisive plebiscite the outcome of which they have already said they will not be bound by. They should also not change our anti-discrimination laws to allow people and companies to refuse to do business with same-sex couples, as is proposed.
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    Created by Victorian Trades Hall Council Picture
  • Pay up! Honour entitlements to dismissed Timorese security workers
    Eduardo Belo is the owner of Gardarmor Security. He is also the biggest private sector employer in East Timor. Despite a recent article in the Nikkei Asian Review promoting his rise to ‘top business man in East Timor’, Belo has recently overseen the dismissal of over 100 Timorese security workers at Gardamor Security. Workers are angry that East Timor’s top businessman - who runs one of the most profitable private companies – has sacked these workers without paying them their entitlements. The General Workers Union of Timor Leste (SJT-TL) has turned to the Australian union movement for solidarity. We need your help: tell Eduardo Belo to honour his commitments to his security workers under Timorese labour law. We care about workers’ rights and support the General Workers Union of Timor Leste in their pursuit of compensation for these workers. Please sign and share to demand Eduardo Belo pays workers their entitlements.
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    Created by Union Aid Abroad APHEDA
  • Don't celebrate screwing over injured workers
    Insurance companies offer their staff financial incentives if they can figure out a way to avoid paying for injured workers' costs. They celebrate "wins" when they can deny -- or delay -- workers compensation. They even hold an awards ceremony each year to celebrate their success. But while they celebrate, injured workers are contemplating suicide. Insurance agents are dealing in human misery. We need to stop rewarding them for it. I lost my arm and was almost killed while working on a crusher at work. I had to break my own arm and use the broken bone to rip my arm off, in order to save my life. But that was still not as bad as the process of trying to get my insurance claim sorted. If you're seriously injured at work, you don't want the person assessing your compensation claim to get a cash bonus and a prize to turn you down. But that's what's happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SdZ0IOvlag&feature=youtu.be
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    Created by Ged Wilkie