To: The Australian Government

Support every worker to escape violence

Support every worker to escape violence

Legislate 10 days of family and domestic violence leave for all workers, without exception.

After years of campaigning by workers in union - winning domestic and family violence leave clauses in enterprise bargaining agreements - the fair work commission has finally accepted that Family and Domestic Violence Leave provisions provide significant assistance to those experiencing family or domestic violence (FDV), to maintain their economic security; to access relevant services, and to safely exit to a life free from violence. The Fair Work decision means around 2.3million Australian workers on awards will have access to 10 days paid FDV leave.

But millions of other Australians - including casuals and those not covered by awards - don't have access to this leave. The new Labor Government can fix this by providing access to FDV leave in the National Employment Standards.

Why is this important?

Unionists have campaigned to win family and domestic violence leave in our workplace - but there are many employees in this country not covered by agreements.

In solidarity with every worker who needs to escape a violent relationship, we call on the Albanese Labor Government to provide for 10 days Family and Domestic Violence Leave in the National Employment Standards.