Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Nazis are cooked - Don't stock Pete Evans
    Over 6000 people signed this petition calling on Kmart, Target, Big W, Dymocks and David Jones to stop stocking Pete Evans books by Christmas. Thanks to you and so many others taking a stand, he’s now been dropped by those retailers, by his publisher, by Coles and Woolworths, he’s been axed from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and his homewares have been pulled from most stores. Safe to say, the community has sent a strong message about their expectations.
    6,547 Signatures
    Created by Hill Kuttner and Austin Fabry-Jenkins
  • #WhatThePho? Wages stolen and staff sacked via WhatsApp at Hochi Mama
    WIN! Hospo Voice members Alex and Tiff have won back stolen wages from Hochi Mama. The FWO investigation is ongoing. Tiff has won back nearly $10K so far, but she's still owed about $15K. It was standing up and speaking out with our union that got these legends this far. And, of course, we'll continue to stand with them! Fight back, join Hospo Voice at www.hospovoice.org.au/join
    4,682 Signatures
    Created by Alex Pugh, Hospo Voice member
  • Don't celebrate screwing over injured workers
    After a meeting with Allianz, Gerald's claim for compensation, and the costs of his much-needed surgery, have been won. Allianz have also agreed -- in writing -- to stop celebrating and rewarding the termination of injured workers' claims. But Gerald is not alone, many other workers have experienced this as well. So we're going to keep fighting mean and dodgy insurance companies who try to deny worker's their entitlements.
    1,882 Signatures
    Created by Ged Wilkie
  • Laugh them out of Melbourne
    Due to a huge public backlash, the meeting of Return of Kings group was cancelled in Melbourne. Your support made the difference in stopping this offensive and dangerous group from being heard on our streets! Don't forget to keep following our allies, the Mad F**king Witches on FaceBook for campaign updates: https://www.facebook.com/MadFckingWitches/
    102 Signatures
    Created by We Are Union Women Picture
  • Keep Baby Asha Safe
    Baby Asha is safe -- for now. But sadly, many more children and their mothers still face deportation, and indefinite captivity on detention centre islands. The fight continues!
    1,161 Signatures
    Created by QUEENSLAND UNIONS Picture
  • Guarantee casual uni staff sick pay and leave!
    The possibility of university-wide shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 virus is a terrifying one for casual and insecure workers who have no sick pay or leave entitlements. In Australian public universities, more than half of all teaching at our universities is delivered by casual staff, we are not marginal we are the backbone of the sector. This means that in the event of a shutdown, thousands of university staff are facing the loss of income they rely on to pay the bills and keep food on the table or even job losses. Casual workers who become sick in the coming weeks and months will have to decide whether they can afford to self-isolate or quarantine. This is both unconscionable and dangerous. The responsibility for this disastrous situation lies squarely on the shoulders of university managements who have responded to declining public funding by building an insecure workforce – all while enjoying some of the highest salaries in the world for university executives. So far, only Macquarie University has guaranteed access to sick pay and leave for casual staff in the event of self-isolation or shutdown. This is a welcome decision and we call on all other universities to follow their example. Currently, universities remain open for business, but the COVID-19 travel bans and public health crisis have given spendthrift universities across Australia an excuse to cut jobs. Frontline teaching staff have already lost work and more job losses are threatened. At the same time, staff workloads have intensified as student support needs have escalated. Despite the number of unknowns facing Australian universities, one thing is certain: domestic and international students will need more support – not less – because of the disruption caused by COVID-19. A well-staffed university workforce is fundamental if we are to meet the needs of students during this public health crisis. Casual staff must not pay the price for the COVID-19 outbreak. We are not a ‘soft expense’ to be cut when convenient, nor should we have to choose between our health, the health of our students and colleagues, and putting food on the table. By March 18 all universities must guarantee: · Casual staff continue to be paid if they are required to self-isolate. This is a basic requirement to secure the welfare of casual staff and ensure the safety of the university community. · Casual staff continue to be paid in the event of university shutdowns, even if they are unable to work from home. Casual staff perform work in teaching and research that is core to the mission of universities. Retention and support of casual staff must be a university priority. · Stop job cuts and austerity measures. Universities need more – not less – frontline staff to support and retain students through this difficult time. Endorsed by: NTEU UniMelb Casuals Network, NTEU ANU Casuals Committee, NTEU UoN Casuals Collective, NTEU UQ Casuals Caucus
    2,839 Signatures
    Created by NTEU UniMelb, ANU, UoN & UQ Casuals Picture
  • UniMelb must pay Arts tutors for Lecture Attendance
    Lecture attendance is crucial for university teaching. While 16 university management executives are making more than a combined $10 million and students are paying more than $50,000 for degrees, 4000 staff members are having to work 2-3 casual teaching jobs to make ends meet. This petition responds to the cessation of payment for lecture attendance in the School of Culture and Communication, but advocates for all staff and students in the Faculty of Arts. For the University of Melbourne to have a vibrant intellectual community, that community needs a place to meet and belong. The lecture theatre is one of the few fixed locations on campus where tutors carry out their work alongside lecturers and coordinators. Content isn’t merely disseminated downward from the lectern. The lecture theatre is a space where practitioners share knowledge before, during, and after the lecture itself. It is an important space for lecturers to receive feedback and contribute to ongoing discussions, and for senior tutors to mentor junior tutors. The integrity of the tutorial space is in question when lecture attendance is neither expected of tutors, nor paid. In order to appropriately model and support student engagement with course content, tutors need to attend lectures. Tutors provide the majority of face-to-face contact students have throughout their degrees. Students need assurance that the Faculty values best practice pedagogy, and that their tutors have a meaningful relationship to the campus they work on and the content they teach. We, the undersigned, petition the Faculty of Arts to recognise that staff working conditions are student learning conditions, that lecture attendance is vital pedagogical work, and that tutors must be paid for this work separately from and in addition to tutorial preparation.
    313 Signatures
    Created by NTEU UniMelb, ANU, UoN & UQ Casuals Picture
  • Support for global climate strike September 20
    The call from students organising the strike states: “Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone.” Already the NTEU, the GSA and UMSU who represent staff and students at the University of Melbourne, have endorsed this call to action. We will work together to ensure the widest possible stoppage of work and study so that staff and students can attend demonstrations on this historic day. The University of Melbourne has an opportunity to be a global leader on climate action – an opportunity that staff and students want the University to take. Climate change and climate action is a top concern within our university community for students and staff. As students and workers in the higher education sector, we have a particular responsibility and opportunity to campaign on climate action. Universities will play a leading role in the research and development and retraining that will be needed for the transition. Our fight against casualisation and the marketisation and commodification of education is inseparable from supporting our fellow workers and unionists in energy, transportation, and agricultural industries to decarbonise the economy and create dignified clean energy jobs. Transforming our destructive relationship with the environment requires a system change at all social, economic and political levels. To that end we stand with Indigenous people in struggles to protect their lands and waters from impending expansion of fossil fuel projects. We stand with workers in fossil fuel industries and their communities facing insecure work and an uncertain future. We stand against the vested corporate and political interests placing profits above the future of the planet. Students and staff call for the University of Melbourne to be bold on climate action and agree to stop work and class for all members of the university community to join the global climate strike on September 20th. There is no education on a dead planet.
    863 Signatures
  • Ichi Group: Stop Exploiting Migrant Workers
    Dozens of people came to our action at 127 Brunswick St last Friday, hundreds of hospo workers and supporters signed the petition. And it worked! The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the Ichi Group for wage theft.
    1,004 Signatures
    Created by Oscar Shaw, Hospo Voice member
  • La La Bar Group is a wage theft empire. Raid them NOW!
    WIN! In May Hospo Voice exposed the La La Bar Group, revealing workers were being paid below award wages in envelopes stuffed with cash. On 31 July six bars in Chapel Street run by this group were raided by the watchdog. Step by step, Hospo Voice members are changing our industry. This is #UnionPower. Join us: www.hospovoice.org.au/join
    1,548 Signatures
    Created by Dave, Hospo Voice member