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 ‘other’ issues
There are lots of petition platforms and this one is for petitions about workplace issues; issues related to working rights and issues working people care about. If your issue doesn’t fit that description, our audience probably won’t love it as much as those on some other sites which again, sort of defeats the purpose.
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.
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.
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.