• Protect home support in your community
    There are approximately 19,000 Victorians in receipt of aged care packages and more than 14,500 on waiting lists, many of whom will be in receipt of Council delivered Home Care. Council’s withdrawal from home support services will impact on these individuals and their families increasing system fragmentation and uncertainty.
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  • Workers at Baxter Laboratories are getting burned!
    Baxter Laboratories in Boronia manufactures sun and skin care products for some of Australia’s best known brands such as Coles, the Cancer Council, Dermaveen and Lucas’ Paw Paw Ointment. Workers at Baxter Laboratories want a living wage. NUW members are fighting for a fair pay offer and better working conditions. After 4 months of protracted negotiations, members took protected industrial action and stopped work for 24 hours on 11th October. Like so many other hardworking Australians, workers at Baxter Laboratories are struggling to make ends meet because they are not paid a living wage. Meanwhile workers are being asked to work harder and faster. To add insult to injury, Baxter Laboratories is withholding back pay on the grounds that the first offer that was put out to a vote was not accepted. Workers should be entitled to vote down unfair pay offers without being penalised for it. Send Brent Baxter a message, that you buy sunscreen and you support workers being paid a living wage!
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    Created by National Union of Workers
  • No forced farm labour: defend unemployed workers' rights
    By forcing unemployed workers out onto rural farms, Scott Morrison is stripping Australian citizens of their right to freedom of movement. This will create a deeply segregated society - one where only certain, privileged citizens have basic workplace rights and freedoms. Over the past few months, Morrison has continued to trample on the rights of unemployed workers. He has taken away their rights to appeal unfair penalties made by private employment services providers; he has stripped their rights to a 'reasonable excuse' for not attending activities and appointments; and he has significantly expanded the coercive and dangerous Work for the Dole program. Australians who have become unemployed - due to no fault of their own - are being systematically branded as second-class citizens. Scott Morrison's plan will not create one single job for unemployed workers. It will only punish them for his government's own failure to create enough jobs. Let's send Scott Morrison a clear message - Create Work, Not Punishment!
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    Created by Australian Unemployed Workers Union Picture
  • Young workers need wage theft laws!
    Siva, 26 was underpaid $18,000 over two years in food manufacturing.  
Lucas, 24 was underpaid up to $37,000 cash in hand in hospitality.  Kate, 18 was underpaid and did not receive pay slips in retail.  
Taylor, 22 is being underpaid in food manufacturing. 
 
Imogen, 22 was underpaid in hospitality. Just a few wage theft stories. Young workers are more likely to experience wage theft because we are often unaware of our rights at work, can find it hard to speak up and don't know where to seek help. In Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, 60% of businesses don't comply with the law, with most contraventions relating to wage theft. But hundreds of these cases will never make it to court, because the current legal system is expensive, lengthy and stacked in favour of bad employers who underpay their workers. If you've experienced wage theft or know someone who has contact the Young Workers Hub on 0448 681 116. Let's end wage theft!
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  • Early childhood educators reject attacks on our sector!
    The government does NOT have to act on these recommendations. They can choose to ignore them, and to stand by quality in early childhood education. They’ll be watching educators’ reactions closely to decide which path they take - so please sign and share this petition to show Australian's children deserve quality early childhood education and early childhood educators deserve to be valued! - Jade, Educator, Sydney.
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  • Equal Pay and Conditions for all WA Bus Drivers
    This is important because the three bus companies that operate Transperth Bus services in Perth do not get paid the same rate. Bus drivers need community support for a fair and equal system. Same job, same rate of pay.
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    Created by Transport Workers Union WA Picture
  • Keep Disability SA!
    Government disability services provide stable, individualised and superior quality support services in South Australia. Workers in these services typically support some of the highest needs people living with disabilities that many non-government providers lack the facilities, expertise or willingness to support. Privatisation of services would lead to serious consequences, such as: • A significant limitation in choice for those living with disabilities and their families, contrary to the principles of the NDIS; • The abolishment of the safety net that ensures that everyone in our society has secure and supported accommodation; • The loss of specialised support services, built up over many years, that do not exist in the non-government sector; • Lack of continuity of support for many South Australians for whom instability of living conditions has disastrous and long-term effects; • Over 500 people being forced into a private sector that has demonstrated it is incapable of meeting their complex needs; • The loss of 1500-1700 experienced and skilled workers in a sector that is already plagued by chronic staffing shortages; • Serious gaps in services for regional and remote South Australians; • Increased insecure employment in a casualised private disability sector; and • A disability sector governed by profit margins, rather than the needs of the community. We call on the State Government to reverse their decision to privatise disability services, and commit to delivering high quality services to South Australians in to the future.
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    Created by United Voice SA Picture
  • Don't let schools discriminate against LGBTIQA+ students and teachers
    LGBTIQA+ students and teachers are already under pressure from bullying at schools. These proposed laws would only make things worse. As a trans person and a former teacher, I constantly heard what the students were saying after class. You would hear kids making fun of “tr*nnies” and “f*gs”. You can see how isolated and vulnerable children become. Many students and teachers already spend years hiding their identity to the detriment of their mental health. This would only become more intense with the added pressure of losing your job or your place at school. Everyone should have the right to feel safe at school and at work. These proposed laws make schools less safe for everyone, and must be stopped. Sign my petition to say NO to discrimination against LGBTIQA+ students and teachers. *Name has been changed for privacy reasons
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    Created by Robert, former teacher*
  • Tell Darebin Council: protect our local quiet life
    Quiet life is how the indigenous people describe our native wildlife - flying foxes, birds, possums, and many, many others. Although the health of the trees and safety for local traffic has been assessed, the impact of the light-and-sound art installation on the wildlife who live and utilise the trees on High St has not. The design of the artwork is such that, at regular intervals, a high-pitched frequency is emitted before a series of LED lights in the trees illuminate synchronously. This synthetic audio-visual activity is highly disruptive to the natural habits and rhythms of native wildlife in the trees. There are many ways that the 17 trees on High Street can be used to enhance and enliven the local area and we support the use of local artists in making this happen. We believe, however, that the Darebin Council needs to ensure that any project receiving local government support does not compromise the health and well-being of our neighbourhood fauna; we call on the Council to remove the current installation in favour of a more appropriate project that aligns with this objective.
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    Created by Carolyn Lunt
  • Fair deal for ACT Health Pharmacists
    Hospital pharmacists at ACT Health are under immense pressure, overworked and understaffed. Despite months of meetings with management, and the Minister, they have failed to deliver a deal which guarantees better pay or an improved classification structure. Ongoing inaction by the Government is reckless and irresponsible – the workforce has put up with this for too long and is now at breaking point.
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    Created by Professional Pharmacists Australia
  • Give UTAS security Guards their jobs back now!
    Despite previous assurances from UTAS, three United Voice members and long-term employees of Spotless working at UTAS have lost their jobs due to a contract change to Wilson. They are to be replaced with new guards who do not know the site, the clients or the students. Combined, these Security Officers have worked at UTAS for over 20 years. They have dedicated a huge part of their working lives to UTAS, they have worked above and beyond to deliver a secure university for UTAS students and staff. As of yesterday, they were informed that they would not be employed by incoming contractor Wilson. When they asked why they were not successful they were not given a reason. 3 guards are now without jobs they can count on 3 guards have been unfairly dismissed without any legal recourse. 3 families will struggle to pay bills, rent and mortgages 3 families face an uncertain future. UTAS need to take responsibility for the decisions they made 20 years ago to outsource security which has ultimately led to the dismissal of 4 dedicated, competent workers. UTAS has a responsibility to ensure all workers at UTAS are given a job they can count on.
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    Created by United Voice
  • Stop funding private providers at the expense of TAFEs
    Vulnerable young people, the unemployed and retrenched workers looking to retrain deserve the quality education that Victorian TAFEs provide. Together we can send a strong message to the major political parties ahead of the November state election to make sure they commit to allocating at least 70 percent of vocational education funding to public TAFEs.
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    Created by AEU