Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Please save Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Win! The 99 live to see another day. NBC has picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season six!!
    832 Signatures
    Created by Tess Corkish
  • 75% of 3-year-olds are missing out on preschool
    We won! 3-year-old preschool funding has been secured. The Andrews Government has committed to introduce 15 hours of preschool education for all three-year-old children - the single biggest investment in preschool we have seen in Victoria. As teachers, educators and parents, we know what a huge difference this will make in the lives of the children in our community.
    4,093 Signatures
    Created by AEU Victoria
  • #LetHerSpeak: Amend the laws which prevent sexual assault survivors from telling their story
    In August 2019, having won a court order with direct legal support provided by the #LetHerSpeak campaign, Jane Doe was finally able to reveal her real identity as Grace Tame. Since then multiple other rape survivors in Tasmania and the Northern Territory have won court orders with legal support provided through the campaign. In April 2020 the Tasmanian victim gag law (Section 194K of the Evidence Act) was overhauled, in direct response to the #LetHerSpeak campaign and this petition. In July 2020 the Northern Territory victim gag law (the Sexual Offences Evidence and Procedure Act) was also reformed in response to the campaign. Tasmanian and NT survivors are now able to self identify in media provided they are over 18, consent to be named in writing, do not reveal another victim's identity, and all proceedings are completed. In August 2020, the #LetHerSpeak campaign creator, Nina Funnell, and partner organisations revealed that Victoria had recently introduced its own separate victim gag-law prohibiting many rape and sexual assault survivors from self-identifying in media. Nina and the partners have launched a sibling campaign, #LetUsSpeak, to challenge the Victorian legislation. To learn more about that campaign or donate visit: https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors
    8,284 Signatures
    Created by Nina Funnell
  • Keep Edinburgh Gardens For Everyone
    On Tuesday night, after listening to the community, Yarra Councillors voted down a blanket ban on alcohol in Edinburgh Gardens. Instead, they'll work to ensure there are more rubbish bins and toilets, and will work with the local community to make sure Edinburgh Gardens is accesible, safe and enjoyable for all!
    2,156 Signatures
    Created by Harriet Leadbetter
  • Stop the Fee Hikes on Social and Community Services Degrees!
    The Federal Government announced that ALL associated degrees for Social and community services workers are now protected by the Professional Pathway and will be exempt from government fee increases. Earlier this year the Federal government proposed DOUBLING university fees for community services degrees (e.g. Social Work, Human Services, Mental Health, Social Sciences, Youth Work, Community Welfare, Social Welfare, and Counselling). ASU members and supporters fought hard and led the campaign to stop these fee hikes which would have created further workforce shortages that already exist in this critical sector as well as creating barriers for both entry and career advancement which would disproportionately impact women who work in this sector. In a HUGE WIN the Federal Government listened to your voices and backed down on the proposed fee hikes for Social Work, committing to creating instead the Professional Pathway to Social work. But we didn’t stop there. We kept fighting to keep the government to account to ensure all relevant degrees would be exempt from these crippling fee increases. Today the Federal government announced that they would include all relevant social and community services degrees as a part of the Professional Pathway. This means people who support our communities across the sector will not be forced to pay more for their degrees or spend longer paying them off. This is a fantastic win– this would not have happened without you coming together and campaigning for this change. If you work in social and community services and aren’t yet a union member – now is the time to join! Go to: www.asu.asn.au/asujoin to join the union for SACS workers who are by your side, throughout your working life. Congratulations to all ASU members and supporters for campaigning on this issue and winning!
    1,863 Signatures
    Created by Australian Services Union
  • Chemist Warehouse: Respect Your Workers
    After two weeks on strike, NUW members at Chemist Warehouse have won a new agreement! This is union power. Workers have secured a payrise of minimum 18.75%, permanent jobs for all labour-hire casual workers on strike, and recognition of and training to deal with gendered violence, amongst other wins.
    18,690 Signatures
    Created by Chemist Warehouse workers
  • Hey Grill'd, You're Cooked!
    We took Grill'd on and we won! Almost 5,000 petition signatures, hundreds of messages of support, protests and TV coverage - it all made a difference. Grill'd have committed to ensuring that every single worker, whether part-time, full-time or casual, completes their training within a reasonable time frame. No more dodgy tactics to underpay workers, no more delaying accreditation.
    5,044 Signatures
    Created by Kashmir S
  • 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.
    6,562 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
    4,683 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.
    1,884 Signatures
    Created by Ged Wilkie