Successful Campaigns

Successful Campaigns
  • Carer's leave for staff required to care for their children during Victorian school closures
    Members have been contacting us with their stories: "I have only recently started at Monash and do not have the leave balance or personal wealth to cover this requirement. I have no choice but to let my kid’s education suffer as I cannot assist them and fulfil the full requirements of my role." "I have two children in lower to middle secondary school. Their schooling has shifted online, which requires me to monitor their schooling from 8.30am to 3.15pm each week day, and react to technical and learning issues throughout the day. In a non-COVID19 environment, I acquit my fractional hours by working uninterrupted during school hours from Monday to Friday (8.30am to 3.30pm). I am no longer able to get the uninterrupted school hours, so I am working much later into the evenings and on weekends, and this is impacting on my ability to look after my children outside of school hours and to assist my mother with the care of my father, who has Alzheimers." "I am the parent of a 5 and 6 year old. The 6 year old is in the process of being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and needs close and constant supervision. It is not possible to do any work at the same time as home-schooling. I am seeking carers leave to cover two days a week and my partner would be undertaking the other three days. I will spend the three work days fulfilling my teaching and engagement obligations, and will forego my research during this time. Clearly this is likely to impact on my track record for ARC grant applications and my next promotion application, but I feel I have no other choice due to pressures from my department." "I have a secondary school-age child. She has some significant health problems including anxiety, I have to spend a considerable amount of time keeping her on track with her learning. I also have an elderly mother (78) who lives on her own. I therefore need to regularly do her shopping, something she would normally do for herself, but should not at the moment because of the health risks of her leaving the house. Now when there is the prospect of me actually being able to take COVID-19 related leave, it has suddenly been withdrawn. This feels like a slap in the face, especially given the generosity of the university toward students. By contrast, for academics the so-called generosity has been swiftly removed, making a farce of the entire "thanks for being so incredible working overtime" statements that have been made routinely during the crisis. Personally, I worked more than 12 hours a day for 3 weeks, with no days off, and received nothing in recognition, except hollow words."
    377 Signatures
    Created by NTEU Monash Branch
  • 1,165 Signatures
    Created by FSU Finance Sector Union
  • Q&A - No Platform for Misogyny.
    Waterstreet is OFF the QandA panel!
    2,179 Signatures
    Created by Tiarne Crowther
  • Hands Off our Health & Wellbeing Allowance
    Because Cbus did as we told them, which they should have bloody done in the first place :)
    109 Signatures
    Created by Finance Sector Union
  • La Trobe University: Hands Off Our V-Grade
    The uni has agreed to bring back V-grades for students!
    1 Signatures
    Created by La Trobe University Student Union Picture
  • Send Katie Hopkins Back To The UK
    Channel 7 has cancelled Katie Hopkins spot on Big Brother, and Karen Andrews has this morning confirmed she'll be sent back to the UK. Congratulations to everyone who spoke out on social media!
    3,090 Signatures
    Created by Luke Hilakari
  • Demand an Inquiry into Lost Oil and Gas Tax Income
    #VICTORY! The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that "tax avoidance by multinational oil and gas companies - and the rigour with which the federal government ensures they pay a fair share for the offshore riches they exploit - will be put under the spotlight of a Parliamentary inquiry." Thanks to everyone for taking action - we handed in your petitions in person last week. Being able to demonstrate community support for the inquiry was a critical factor in our success. For more information, visit
    7,555 Signatures
    Created by Tax Justice Network Australia Picture
  • General Mills: Your workers deserve secure work and fair pay!
    BREAKING: GENERAL MILLS MEMBERS WIN! ✊✊✊ Workers today endorsed a deal that will see ALL conditions maintained, a wage increase of almost 9% over three years, a $1500 bonus and protection for all labour hire casuals and contractors who participated in the strike!
    2,775 Signatures
    Created by General Mills NSW workers Picture
  • Take our wages out of the freezer!
    On 16th June 2021 the Fair Work Commission announced an increase of 2.5% to the minimum wage. For hospo workers this wage will be delivered on 1st November rather than 1st July as usual. This is not the win we were fighting for. But increasing our wages in this climate is still an important win. Hospo bosses wanted to freeze our pay for the whole year. They failed. Union members stopped them in their tracks. Instead the increase will be delayed until November 1st. This delay is bad for workers, business and our economy. However the decision to increase wages shows that our movement has real power. We need to keep getting bigger and louder so we have to power to fight all wage freezes and delays, and raise wages up to a fair and decent standard so all workers in our industry are paid a living wage. Join your union to fight back!
    1,753 Signatures
    Created by Dylan Fukakusa-Vickers, Hospo Voice member
  • Give us a break! Save Our Lismore Holiday
    We've got some great news. Last night the Lismore City Council reconsidered the application for a part-day local holiday in 2020 and 2021 which it rejected in December. But this time the Council voted in favour of the holiday! That means workers in the Lismore Local Government Area will have a half-day public holiday on Thursday 24 September 2020, and on Thursday 23 September 2021. By signing this petition, you played an important role in convincing Lismore Councillors that local workers deserve a break. Thank you, and congratulations on being part of a successful community campaign.
    384 Signatures
    Created by Public Service Association NSW Picture