• Introduction of Policy to address Online Bullying and Harassment
    Regardless of whether or not the bullying or harassment occurs on campus or online, university policy should have the ability to deal with the matter. The pandemic has driven the shift towards online learning and we need to ensure that students feel comfortable on the online sphere more than ever!
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  • Don’t abandon Victorian educators in Stage 4!
    This crisis has been an incredibly exhausting and anxious time for everyone working in early education. Tens of thousands of educators across Melbourne have been on the front lines of this pandemic. We have kept going to work every day despite the risk to ourselves and our loved ones. Instead of thanking us for our contribution, the Federal Government kicked us off Job Keeper before anyone else. To say that we have been taken for granted through this pandemic is really an epic understatement. We should never have been put in this appalling position by the Federal Government. Now educators are going to show them just how loud our voices can be! SIGN THE PETITION and demand an immediate guarantee of educators’ wages during Stage 4 of lockdown! Shelley Duggan Victorian Early Educator
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  • Spotless: Give your laundry workers paid pandemic leave
    Spotless Group Holdings is an integrated services company that also provides laundry management to hospitals and the broader health care system. Spotless laundry workers handle COVID linen from health care providers. Paid pandemic leave will give workers the peace of mind to take leave when they feel sick, even if they are casuals. It means no worker has to choose between their health and paying the bills; or worry about their next pay check when self isolating. For the good of the community, the workers and the company, Spotless must give workers paid pandemic leave now.
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  • Northern Carpark Now!
    Driving past the site to the southern car park is costing some workers up to 80 minutes every day. This is unpaid time away from their families that is completely unnecessary. Wood Group said they would provide a northern car park to stop this from happening. It's time they made good on that promise.
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  • I, Jane Fuchsbichler, and the undersigned, ask the Tier 3 Railways in WA be RE-OPENED and UPGRADED
    Reinstating the use and the upgrading of Tier 3 lines will: • Provide a much-needed sustainable path to port • Help to ensure WA's export industries remain competitive internationally • Help with revitalising rural towns and the WA economy • Reduce freight costs to port • Reduce road repair and maintenance costs • Improve road safety Reduces traffic congestion in the city with fewer trucks making their way to port • Reduce the carbon footprint of the State of WA, as well as that of individuals in the following groups: consumers, transporters, farmers, producers and exporters As: Closure of rail has increased freight costs which are passed on to the rest of the community in other ways This campaign has the support of the WA branch of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union and the WA branch of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union
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    Created by Jane Fuchsbichler
  • Don’t let bosses do a runner on wage theft! Criminalise wage theft NOW!
    I’m Tara, I'm 22 and I’m a proud Hospo Voice member in Queensland. Wage theft up here is as bad as anywhere. And it’s time we did something about it. To get my first job in hospo, when I was 18, I first had to work for free as a “volunteer”. At my next job, I was paid $18 per hour. No penalty rates, no super. I tried to fight for what I was owed. But I didn’t have proper payslips. I had no idea how to make these bosses pay up. I didn’t have the money to go to court. Eventually, I gave up. I’ve had to accept that I won't get back my money. It makes me really angry. Working in hospo is my passion, so I want to make sure wage theft doesn’t keep happening to me or anyone else. I was blown away by how Hospo Voice members in Victoria helped win tough laws to criminalise wage theft, earlier this year. Now we need the Queensland Parliament to pass strong laws too- so wage thieves go to jail, and it’s quick and easy to win back what we’re owed. + + + + Brought to you by Hospo Voice - Your Hospitality Union. Powered by United Workers Union.
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    Created by Tara Small, Hospo Voice Member
  • Bidfood: Give your workers paid pandemic leave now!
    Paid pandemic leave will give workers the peace of mind to take leave when they feel sick, even if they are casuals. It means no worker has to worry about a pay check when self isolating and means in the case of a shut down, Bidfood can be up and running as soon as possible. For the good of the community, the workers and the company, Bidfood must give workers paid pandemic leave now.
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  • Staff to resident ratios for quality aged care.
    As secretary of the Bendigo Trades Hall I support our unions and their members and fight for all workers. However, this one hits closer to home. I have a sister that works in the aged care industry and my grandfather is a resident in one of the Royal Freemasons facilities. My sister loves her job and cares very much for the residents, but my sister still has the right to a safe reliable job and my grandfather needs quality care that can only be provided by our experienced aged care staff. Reducing the staffing levels to meet their budget Royal Freemasons is putting the safety of both the staff and the residents at risk. Please help me call on the government to put the care of our loved ones and the safety of the wonderful caring staff before profits. Tell the government we need ratios in the private aged care sector.
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    Created by Luke Martin, Bendigo Trades Hall
  • Woolworths: Wage equality now!
    Woolworths has made mega profits due to the pandemic. Woolworth Wyong warehouse staff have moved more during the pandemic than the last three consecutive record breaking Christmas periods, helping the company achieve record growth. Now they want to be paid equally to workers in the big city.
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  • Protect healthcare workers with paid pandemic leave
    Health, aged care, and disability support workers cannot socially distance from the people they work with and are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Many of these frontline heroes are in low paid and insecure work and cannot afford to take time off. Saying no to a shift can mean the difference between putting food on the table or going hungry. Paid pandemic leave for health, aged care and disability support workers is not just the right thing to do, it is a critical public health measure. We see the growing evidence coming from Victoria. As at 23rd July: - The Victorian Government figures state there are 447 COVID cases linked to 35 aged care sites. - 529 healthcare workers have been infected so far. - 80% of COVID transmissions in Victoria have been in workplaces. - Of 3,810 cases between 7-21 July, nearly 90% (3,400) did not isolate between feeling sick and getting a test. And the rest of Australia is not immune. We cannot have Australian workers going to work with a runny nose or mild symptoms because they are worried about how they will pay for the groceries at week’s end. We cannot wait until the situation gets worse. Stop stalling - fund paid pandemic leave for health, aged care, and disability support workers.
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  • Enough is enough - Bus drivers deserve protection
    Our bus drivers fear being killed or seriously injured for simply doing their job. We are aware of 9 assaults since last month alone. As our recent Bus Driver Safety Survey shows, these are not isolated incidents. There is a wider crisis engulfing our bus network where bus driver abuse has become so normalised it is simply seen as part of the job. Since March 2020, more than 40% of drivers now believe their job has become more unsafe and dangerous because of physical assaults and verbal abuse. Over 60% have been verbally abused and 7% physically assaulted in only 3 months. We can’t rely on ‘official’ Government figures. The TWU and our members know the true figures are much higher. Bus drivers have stopped reporting physical and verbal assault because daily abuse is now just seen as part of the job and they believe nothing gets done. Despite repeated attempts to engage with the former Minister for Transport, Stephan Knoll, to tackle this issue he repeatedly stuck his head in the sand and ignored the desperate calls from drivers to improve safety across the bus network. Minister Knoll did not even bother to show up to the TWU Bus Safety Summit which was attended by all key stakeholders, including bus operators, driver representatives, SAPOL, and the Opposition. Bus drivers deserve respect and protection. The TWU has consistently improved safety and conditions and we will not stop fighting. Now we need your help as we demand the Marshall Government introduces the highest industry standards of safety for drivers!
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  • Stop the cuts to JobKeeper, JobSeeker & Youth Allowance
    The Liberal Government has announced that from 28 September the coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker recipients will be cut from $550 per fortnight to $250. This will leave at least 1.3 million unemployed workers surviving on as little as $815 a fortnight. This rate is only guaranteed til December when further cuts are expected. Young people on Youth Allowance will be forced to survive on even less. The Liberal government will also reduce JobKeeper to $1200 per fortnight in October, and to $750 per fortnight for people working less than 20 hours per week or who work multiple part time jobs. From next year, it will drop again to $1000, and $650 for those working less than 20 hours per week. An estimated 1.2 million people will no longer be on JobKeeper after September. Many will be forced onto JobSeeker. This will increase the number of people living below the poverty line in Australia. Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have tried to pitch this announcement as the government continuing to support workers in this crisis. It’s a lie. These measures will hugely exacerbate the economic crisis facing millions of Australian families. Many workers who are already struggling to survive on a payment roughly equivalent to the minimum wage. With these cuts many will be unable to meet rent or mortgage payments, or repayments on the substantial debt that many have built up over the course of this crisis.
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