• VITS Pay Up
    Translators and Interpreters Australia won funding for higher rates on Vic government interpreting jobs in July last year. VITS is the Victorian government owned interpreting agency, but they refuse to pay the higher rates on all Vic government funded work. They have paid back the wages they stole from individuals on a handful of occasions and then went back to underpaying them! Without interpreters our diverse community wouldn’t be able to access services like health, education and courts. They deserve better than dodgy treatment from VITS Language Loop.
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  • Fund the completion of Workers' Memorial Park
    Every worker deserves to come home from work, safe and well. But too many Tasmanian workers get injured on the job or worse – they never make it home. The Workers' Memorial Park was opened in 2011 following the work of a small but dedicated committee including unions, local government, the safety regulator and family members who had lost a loved one at work. There is no other dedicated place of remembrance for workers killed on the job in Tasmania. But the park was never fully completed to its original design. At Unions Tasmania, workplace safety is our #1 priority. The Park is an opportunity to show respect to families left behind and offers an opportunity to educate the community on the need to take safety at work seriously. The Government needs to step up and finally fund the completion of the Park.
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  • Allow ACT University Staff & Students to Attend Global Climate Strike
    On Friday September 20, school students around the world, alongside adults, will be participating in a Global Climate Strike – they will be marching to face the ongoing climate crisis, and to show the world’s political leaders that we will not idly stand by while they fail to act. We demand immediate action to avert otherwise inevitable catastrophe. In Australia, we are at a crossroads: the Government is fully aware of the need for serious solutions, but instead it would rather open up new projects to mine the earth of even more fossil fuels: Australia’s coal industry has already made us the world’s third-biggest emissions exporter. Internationally, the effects of climate change are already being felt in very real ways: this summer, Greenland’s ice sheet melted at rates scientists weren’t anticipating for another half-century, losing enough water in just five days this year to cover the ACT in over 9 metres of water. Our role as the University community is to educate and support the next generation who will continue to make this world a better, more equitable, fair, and just place than they found it. If our political leaders do not act now, this will not be possible – and as we already know: ‘There are no jobs on a dead planet.’ There’s also less water, more famine, more poverty, more extreme weather events, millions of displaced and suffering refugees, and likely, much more conflict. We have a responsibility to stand tall alongside the next generation in support of this important cause that will shape the world for hundreds of years to come, and to advocate for a rapid and just transition to renewables and a decarbonised economy. The Global Climate Strike is taking place three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, and is a strike in solidarity for those being impacted by the climate crisis now, and those who will be impacted in the future if we do not act: everyone from workers, first nations people, and young people, to those in parts of the world already suffering. High-profile businesses like Patagonia, Lush Cosmetics, and Ben & Jerry’s have already pledged that their workers will be joining the organised strikes in solidarity.
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  • Save Medevac for Refugees
    The petition of the undersigned shows: • that approximately 800 refugees and asylum seekers remain on Manus Island and Nauru after nearly six years; • that there is no possibility that all of these people will be able to go to the United States; • that the medical condition of many of them has deteriorated alarmingly; • that necessary medical treatment is often not available in either Papua New Guinea or Nauru and can most appropriately be provided in Australia.
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    Created by Refugee Action Campaign Canberra
  • No palm oil
    Companies that use palm oil massively have a responsibility to ensure that consumers are not contributing to deforestation. ““ A few weeks ago, palm oil covered the covers of the media due to the decision of several supermarkets to remove it from their white label products "" (Greenpeace.org).  WHAT IS BEHIND THE PALM OIL? "" First, it is an oil very rich in saturated fats. Nutrition experts warn that a diet with excess of this type of fat has health risks such as obesity of difficult elimination and cardiovascular, respiratory, etc., in addition to the loss of the figure. Secondly, due to the social conflicts associated with it, such as the use of child labor in their plantations or the payment of miserable wages. Thirdly, the substitution of healthier ingredients for palm oil, with a very low production cost, is not significantly reflected in the final price of consumer products, which we see diminished the quality and healthy character of these products that They are sold at almost the same price as before in the vast majority of cases. And finally, because the expansion of palm cultivation is the main cause of deforestation in countries like Indonesia. And not only large areas of forest disappear, but also the habitats of species as unique as the Sumatran tiger or the orangutan. Behind the international demand for palm oil is the sector of the so-called biofuels (50% of imports from the European Union) as well as large and well-known brands in the world of food (from soups, creams, chocolates, through pastries, preserves, margarines, creams, ice cream, and snak) that we consume daily in our diet, and cosmetics (shampoos, soaps, detergents). During the last decade in Greenpeace it has maintained denunciation campaigns against giants such as Unilever, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsico, and we have achieved that several important brands assume 'zero deforestation' policies that exclude from their supply chain to companies that destroy the jungle. The most recent case is that of the British bank HSBC, which after a Greenpeace campaign promised to stop financing the destruction of the forests of Indonesia. But there are others, such as Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas or Bank of America that still lend money to palm oil companies that continue to expand this crop at the expense of the rainforest. That is why from Greenpeace we will continue to fight to stop financing deforestation and climate change. Because the excess of palm oil in our diet can not only put our health at risk, but also that of the entire planet ”” (Greenpeace.org). I CONSIDER THAT THIS INVASION OF THE PALMA OIL AND ITS DERIVATIVES (FAT OF PALMA, PALMISTE, ETC.) CAUSES A LITTLE HEALTHY LOSS OF QUALITY IN THE FOODS THAT CONTAIN THEM AND HAVE GENERALIZED REJECTION OF THE CONSUMERS. For the healthy improvement of our diet and that of our family, and also for the sake of our natural environment, we prohibit the use of palm oil in daily food products such as (creams, pizzas, ice cream, soups, sweets, pastries, cookies , chocolates, snacks, pates, and even baby yogurts!), and we force supermarket entrepreneurs to eliminate the PALMA ACIETE and its DERIVATIVES from white marks as they were for decades until their intrusion in 2012.
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  • La Trobe: Support for Global Climate Strike Sept 20
    Given our current trajectory towards devastating climate change, and the complacency of our national government, it is now crucial that public institutions like La Trobe University take the lead on this social justice and human rights crisis. We owe it to Indigenous people, who are already suffering from destruction and theft of country, lack of clean water and extreme weather. We owe it to all people, habitats and living creatures currently suffering from the impacts of climate change. We owe it to future generations. There is no more important social impact our university can make. The demands of the Climate Strike are urgent climate action, including: a transition to 100% renewable energy, no new coal or gas projects, and massive public investment in a just transition to a decarbonised economy; Indigenous people, fossil fuel workers, developing nations and all communities on the front line of the climate crisis must be prioritised in this transition. By declaring a stoppage of all activities on 20 September, La Trobe will be an international symbol for how we must act in response to our climate crisis.
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  • RMIT: Support for Global Climate Strike Sept 20
    Given our current trajectory towards devastating climate change, and the complacency of our national government, it is now crucial that public institutions like RMIT take the lead on this social justice and human rights crisis. We owe it to Indigenous people, who are already suffering from destruction and theft of country, lack of clean water and extreme weather. We owe it to all people, habitats and living creatures currently suffering from the impacts of climate change. We owe it to future generations. There is no more important social impact our university can make. The demands of the Climate Strike are urgent climate action, including: a transition to 100% renewable energy, no new coal or gas projects, and massive public investment in a just transition to a decarbonised economy; Indigenous people, fossil fuel workers, developing nations and all communities on the front line of the climate crisis must be prioritised in this transition. By declaring a stoppage of all activities on 20 September, RMIT will be an international symbol for how we must act in response to our climate crisis.
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  • Support the Sept 20 Climate Strike!
    We, the students and staff from Western Sydney University support the call from the global high school student climate strike movement for a worldwide day of action on September 20, and we pledge to join them. WSU's SRC, Environmental Collective (and more) supports the Strike and encourage our staff and students to attend. As teachers, researchers, students, and staff at WSU, we are particularly aware of the importance of fostering action that supports our incredibly diverse community. For many in Western Sydney, the climate emergency is as much a cultural and economic challenge as it is an environmental one. Our Indigenous, immigrant, and working-class communities will bear the brunt of the cultural and economic challenges that the climate crisis will bring. As a region with large flood plains, we will also be a the frontline of the environmental damage wrought by rising seas. WSU has the most students of any university in NSW from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika, refugee, and low SES backgrounds. We are therefore especially aware of the need to care for the country on which Western Sydney was built, to act urgently to protect those nations in the Pacific most immediately at risk of rising sea levels, to open our arms to those that the climate crisis inevitably will displace, and to ensure there is a secure and just transition of the workforce to a sustainable economy. We cannot simply ask Australians to continue going to school, university or work while we collectively catapult towards the consequences of climate inaction. The call for action from school students says: “Australia is already on the front-line of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought. Flash flooding. Catastrophic bush-fires, severe cyclones and heat waves. But just at the time when we need to ramp up climate solutions, we have elected a Government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk. So, on September 20, three days before the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join us for our biggest ever global #ClimateStrike. By taking time off school and work together around the world, we’ll show our politicians that people everywhere want climate justice and we’re not going away until we get it. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more. Everyone is invited, everyone is needed.” Please listen to their call, and our call, for the future.
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  • Monash: Support for Global Climate Strike Sept 20
    Given our current trajectory towards devastating climate change, and the complacency of our national government, it is now crucial that public institutions like Monash University take the lead on this social justice and human rights crisis. We owe it to Indigenous people, who are already suffering from destruction and theft of country, lack of clean water and extreme weather. We owe it to all people, habitats and living creatures currently suffering from the impacts of climate change. We owe it to future generations. There is no more important social impact our university can make. The demands of the Climate Strike are urgent climate action, including: a transition to 100% renewable energy, no new coal or gas projects, and massive public investment in a just transition to a decarbonised economy; Indigenous people, fossil fuel workers, developing nations and all communities on the front line of the climate crisis must be prioritised in this transition. By declaring a stoppage of all activities on 20 September, Monash will be an international symbol for how we must act in response to our climate crisis.
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  • Make NSW Hospitals Safe
    NSW Hospitals have seen a number of shootings, stabbings, bomb threats and general increase of threats and violence. we need to have hospital specific proactive security officers with the appropriate legal powers and equipment to ensure staff and visitors don't become patients
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  • 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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