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To: NATALIE HUTCHINS, VICTORIAN MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Let's Fix Long Service

We need to fix long service leave.

More Victorians than ever before are trapped in casual, contract and other forms of insecure work.

As a consequence, working people are being denied access to long service leave. Only 1 in 4 will ever receive the long service leave we have earnt. That’s unfair.

Plus we’re expected to work longer and harder.

After years of hard work, we deserve a break to rest our body and mind.

Why is this important?

Sam's story:
"I’m a disability worker and I have been employed in the sector for 15 years. I currently work across three services as a permanent and casual employee.

"There is a lot of burnout in the sector and workers suffer from traumatic events due to the nature of the people we support."

Matt's story:
"I have supported people with disabilities for over 20 years in nine casual positions. If I received long service leave and I added all my years together, I'd have six months off. Instead I've had five unpaid holidays in 20 years."

Andrea's story:
"I have worked in the mental health sector for over 26 years, and I have worked two jobs for the last 8 years. I have been focused on getting to the 10 year mark, now to find that it’s at the discretion of my employer and 15 years is the benchmark – who makes it through 15 years at one front line service?"

Kim's story:
"I’m a Pre-School Field Officer and have been employed in the sector for 28 years. In this time I have gained several qualifications and taught in a range of workplaces, but my hard work has not been rewarded with long service leave at any time. "

Sign our petition to show your support for better, fair long service leave. Let’s fix long service leave.


Reasons for signing

  • With the jobs we do and the low levels remuneration we more than deserve to accumulate long service leave.
  • It's a just and right cause!
  • It is hard to work in one job for long enough to get long service leave.

Updates

2016-06-15 19:03:01 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2016-04-26 17:29:23 +1000

500 signatures reached

2016-04-07 07:44:42 +1000

100 signatures reached

2016-04-06 19:32:28 +1000

50 signatures reached

2016-04-06 18:44:20 +1000

25 signatures reached

2016-04-06 18:03:09 +1000

10 signatures reached