Our Community Guidelines

Follow the tips

We’ll walk you through the steps of creating a petition, including best language to use, uploading a photo and sharing it around to get the most sign ups possible – so we recommend you follow our tips!

No bad language

Don’t use any words you wouldn’t want your grandma or little kids reading. Aside from anything else, you limit the potential audience for your petition meaning less people will sign it, which we think sort of defeats the purpose.

No mean comments

Keep it about the issues, not about any people or personalities involved. Remember: mates don’t put their mates at risk of being disciplined, sacked or sued for signing their defamatory petition.

No union bashing

This is a union funded and supported site so take your anti-union opinions elsewhere, thanks. Union bashing includes having a dig at a union or unions, their leadership or staff over what you reckon they have/haven’t or should/shouldn’t have done.

Solidarity forever

Work colleagues don’t always agree on everything. However, once a decision has been made, everyone’s negotiating position is weakened if we don’t all get in behind it. So if you don’t agree with an endorsed decision or outcome, don’t use this petition platform as a way to undermine union solidarity.

No misinformation

Megaphone is about working people standing together in solidarity, so we won’t accept petitions that deceive or divide us by attempting to spread misinformation, conspiracy theories or any other false information.

Check the legal stuff

There’s the standard legal stuff we have to use for a website like this, and although it’s a little dry, it’s worth giving it a quick read so nobody ends up in hot water. We also cross check: our digital team checks all petitions within 8 hours of you uploading them to make sure they met our guidelines.