• Fair Wage Rises
    We want to come to work with certainty our wages will increase in line with our day to day living expenses. We have supported the Glenorchy community through a pandemic and continued to deliver high quality services. We want to continue to thrive and to support local businesses in Glenorchy and we can only do that when our wages don't go backwards. Will the Glenorchy General Manager stay true to his word? Will those on Council and running for election show us the respect we deserve? Council can come good an commit to an improved annual administrative increase and reintroduce the CPI safety net, ensuring that in the event CPI is higher than the fixed percentage wage rise, we as worker's aren't left battling to make ends meet.
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    Created by Samantha Batchelor
  • Save Newport Railway Workshops
    The Newport Workshops played a significant role in the industrial development of Victoria and of the Union movement. During it's history the Workshops employed upwards of 5,000 workers at any point in time. These workers built and fabricated anything and every thing needed for the running of rail in Victoria. At present the Workshops house three heritage rail operations that employ workers on a voluntary and directly employed basis, including apprentices. The Government through it's agency Victrack is seeking to remove these heritage operators from the workshops and the future of those workers and the Heritage listed Workshops is uncertain. We have to urgently act to save our industrial and union heritage. The Government must unequivocally commit to preserving our Heritage and the operators that keep it functional.
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  • End wage theft & human rights abuses on Australian farms
    All workers, regardless of where they’re from, deserve to earn a living wage and work in safe conditions. But the Migrant Workers Centre and Unions NSW’s latest survey of more than 1300 backpackers reveals the majority of farm managers are engaging in rampant wage theft and outright abuse. Workers from 54 countries were surveyed about their rates of pay, entitlements and conditions. Key findings ● 78% of survey respondents reported being underpaid at some point. ● 80% were underpaid while on piece rates, and 61% were underpaid on hourly rates. ● Some piece-rate workers reported earning less than $1 an hour. ● Only 2% earned $26 or more an hour. ● The lowest daily wages were reported by piece-rate workers employed on grape and zucchini farms, earning an average $9 per day, followed by blueberry farm workers who averaged $10 per day.
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    Created by Migrant Workers Centre
  • PROTECT OUR PARAMEDICS
    WE NEED MORE PARAMEDICS IN FOSTER TUNCURRY! In Jan-March 2021, in the Great Lakes region, the number of all Ambulance responses increased by 23.2% when compared to the same quarter the previous year (per Bureau of Health information). Concerningly, emergency priority 1 responses went up 21.6% and the highest response 1A (cardiac arrest) went up 52%. Coupled with the fact that NSWA have the lowest survival rate of cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in the nation (NSW at 38% vs 45.5% Australian average) and Forster Tuncurry have one of the highest aging populations in the state – the situation we are currently in is grave. Unfortunately, while NSW Ambulance are adding more staff to the Forster Tuncurry Ambulance Stations to replace the on call shifts, they are also enforcing a change to the roster that will reduce the number of ambulances that are available to the Forster Tuncurry community overall. Currently, our roster produces three ambulances during the day and three at night. The roster change by NSW Ambulance now produces three ambulances during the day, one ambulance during the afternoon, and only two ambulances at night. Importantly, all of these cars will be ‘on duty’, not ‘on call’. This means that they are far more likely to be used for low acuity work, like inter-hospital transfers. Consequently, they are far less likely to remain in town than an ‘on call’ crew, who are only responded in the case of urgent work. There are multiple examples of single paramedics and zero paramedics rostered on at Tuncurry on a night shift. The latest being on the 27 April 2021 – there was no night crew to respond to cases in Forster Tuncurry. All the work was covered by on call crews, including the fatal shark attack in May. This is simply unacceptable and unsafe and our communities are being neglected due to under resourcing. NSW Ambulance are also placing the new Foster Paramedics in a tin shed - a council owned building in Manning Lane TUNCURRY. This tin shed has no showers, currently no undercover area for ambulance restocking or parking, no security lighting, no automated security gates and is simply not for for purpose.
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    Created by Catherine Treloar
  • 'Lindungi Kami, Putuskan Rantaian Penularan COVID-19!'
    Mengapa ini penting? Penyebaran COVID-19 telah menyebabkan gangguan besar bagi pekerja dan ekonomi di Malaysia. Ramai di antara rakyat telah kehilangan pekerjaan dan tidak dapat menyara keluarga mereka. Malah sebilangan daripada mereka kehilangan insan tersayang. Penderitaan rakyat semakin mendalam setiap hari dengan menularnya wabak ini. Baru-baru ini kita telah melihat varian yang berbeza dan lebih berbahaya yang sangat merunsingkan kita semua. Kemudahan hospital masih berada pada tahap kritikal di mana kebanyakan hospital tidak dapat menampung jumlah pesakit positif dan orang ramai tidak mendapat rawatan yang secukupnya. Bagi mengakhiri penderitaan ini, kita seharusnya mengutamakan vaksinasi dan ujian “swab test” COVID-19 tepat pada masanya bagi pekerja barisan hadapan dalam memastikan kelancaran ekonomi Malaysia berterusan. Tinjauan di beberapa klinik dan makmal swasta mendapati bahawa bayaran yang dikenakan juga tidak seragam untuk proses ujian saringan yang sama. Menurunkan kos atau menetapkan harga siling yang berpatutan untuk ujian saringan akan membolehkan lebih ramai orang ke institusi kesihatan swasta untuk ujian saringan, dan dengan ini dapat mengurangkan bebanan yang ditanggung oleh institusi kesihatan awam. Sebagai tambahan, dasar monopoli yang diberikan ke atas syarikat Pharmaniaga Bhd. perlu diteliti semula bagi memutuskan rantaian jangkitan COVID-19. Pemerolehan bekalan vaksin hendaklah diperluas kepada lebih banyak syarikat agar proses vaksinasi dapat dipercepatkan. Kita harus mengawal wabak ini secepat mungkin.
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    Created by Majlis Rangkaian Kesatuan Sekerja Antarabangsa Malaysia (UNI-Malaysia Labour Centre)
  • Award Mr Neale Daniher AO the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
    This is extremely important to all Australians as not only could Neale pass away at any moment but also because of the countless hours he puts into raising money, helping with research, hosting, organising and attending events as well as helping others despite raising $50 million dollars for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and suffering with it himself which is currently in the last and worse stage of the heart breaking condition not to mention the other stuff he has done outside of his campaigning and the football career he has had, therefore this man deserves no less than to be awarded the Companion of the order of Australia immediately.
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  • Stop more changes and cuts to Medicare!
    Medical experts have already warned these changes will increase out of pocket costs – this means patients could be left paying hundreds of dollars for some common procedures and up to $10,000 for rarer conditions. The Liberal Government has already cut billions in funding for Medicare and other health programs since 2014. What’s worse is that they froze the Medicare indexation rate, which undermines bulk-billing. And they’ve already bungled the vaccine roll-out, the most important public health program in a generation. Now we need to stop the Liberal Government from wrecking Medicare.
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  • Protect the Collingwood Community Garden!
    Operating since 1979, the Collingwood Community Gardens are under threat of being bulldozed. The destruction of this important cultural and community space was announced by Collingwood Children’s Farm Committee of Management on Thursday, 3 June. Citing ‘safety concerns’ such as uneven ground, the use of removable metal cladding and ‘piles of wood and sticks’ as the catalyst, the Committee of Management made the determination to indefinitely close the Gardens, situated on Crown land, without community consultation. There is no evidence that alternatives to the bulldozing of this important community space were considered, even after multiple volunteers offered to fix the issues cited in the report. For generations families have nurtured this space, using it as a place to share knowledge, connect with the earth and build community. Many Plotters (a warm term used by those that tend to the gardens) rely on these gardens for their food production, social activities, exercise and mental health. There are multiple stories of migrant families that have kept their culture and knowledge alive through the activities at the Gardens.
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  • General Mills: Your workers deserve secure work and fair pay!
    General Mills is one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the world and made more than $26 billion in 2019-2020. Workers at General Mills manufacturing site in Rooty Hill NSW have experienced rampant casualisation and low wage growth. Throughout 2020 and 2021, as essential workers, we worked extra-long hours to keep up with massive increases in demand during the pandemic. We thought this would mean that General Mills would listen to our demands: But we were wrong! Many of us have been at General Mills for more than 10 years and we’ve helped the company grow and become very profitable in Australia. Despite this, many of our casual labour hire co-workers have been in insecure work for more than five years and desperately want a good, permanent job!
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  • OPEN LETTER OF JOINT DEMANDS: COVID19 VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN
    Victorian renters are overrepresented in casual work and will lose more than a week’s income that is urgently needed to pay rent. Victorian renters including older renters are already facing eviction, including self-evicting due to significant rental stress and Notices To Vacate since the COVID19 protections were lifted. Renters in significant hardship are facing rental increases in some cases by 25% in regional areas, as well as compounded COVID19 rental debt in addition to standard rental payments since the moratorium legislation was lifted on March 29th. Insecure, casual and low income workers are in significant insecurity and displacement since income support measures and the Rental Moratorium were scrapped from March 29th. Temporary Visa holders have been hit with extreme debt and forced into repayment of up to $20,000 in JobKeeper payments, as well as student and rental debts.
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  • Demand a Fairer NDIS
    Independent assessments are intended to reduce spending on NDIS participants. They are part of government efforts to contain costs in the NDIS. These cuts will only increase the number of disabled people unable to access proper support and funding, and will force many disabled people into precarious positions. The cuts to the NDIS will also drive down pay and conditions for disability and mental health workers. The government says it will not introduce IAs until the second IA trial and further consultations have happened. But whatever they end up proposing, the government's plans are clear: to cut spending and exclude people from the NDIS. But we can stop them. Disabled people, disability and mental health workers, and our supporters can band together to show the widespread opposition to IAs and demand a fairer NDIS for all.
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  • SCOTT MORRISON: FIX YOUR COVID MESS
    Australians have had enough. Scott Morrison has consistently failed us as Prime Minister. He has done everything he can to blame others for his mistakes. He's bungled the vaccine rollout. He's failed to fund or come up with a plan for effective quarantine facilities. And he cut JobKeeper - which already excluded thousands of vulnerable workers - while we are still in the middle of a global pandemic. Australian states and territories have continued to go in and out of lockdown throughout 2021. Lockdowns which could have been avoided if Scott Morrison had done his job properly. Scott Morrison is still refusing to take any responsibility for the mistakes him and his government have made. We must hold him accountable. Add your name to the petition now if you agree.
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    Created by Luke Hilakari, Victorian Trades Hall Council