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To: Australian Employers

Support Family Violence Leave for all workers

We have a family violence crisis on our hands in Australia. Men, women and children, of all races and classes, are being abused and murdered by trusted partners or family members in shocking numbers, with women bearing the brunt of this violence.

To make sure that everyone who needs help can get it, we all need to play our part - and that includes employers.

Sign the petition to show your support for paid family violence leave, and tell employers to step up.

Why is this important?

Right now in Australia, employers are shirking their duty of care to employees experiencing family violence. Despite community pressure, many employers are still denying people experiencing family violence the time they need to attend doctors’ appointments and court dates.

That’s why union members are asking the Fair Work Commission and Governments to give people subjected to family violence a minimum of ten paid days away from work.

It is the responsibility of our whole community to end family violence, and to support people experiencing violence right now.

Employers say that this is a 'private issue' rather than something we must tackle as a society. They even argue that we should have to trade off other work rights to get it! They are refusing to step up and help to end this crisis.
Survivors have suffered for too long behind closed doors.

We all have a part to play in ending violence: it’s time that employers played theirs.

Tell employers everyone has the right to feel safe at work, and everyone should have the right to paid days away from work if they are subjected to family violence.

Reasons for signing

  • Because I have been there
  • Giving victims of domestic violence a chance for a stable variable such as employment after leave and an invome whilst their lives fall apart. Additionally there will be an increase of awareness of issues and the need to change individual behaviours. See it as CSR for employers and extending their care and or reducing implicit costs of the employees or labour so they can return to duties.
  • Good for workers, good for business. Win/Win. Making the unmanageable manageable.


2016-11-14 13:15:27 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-11-14 11:58:41 +1100

500 signatures reached

2016-10-28 08:44:43 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-10-27 12:49:45 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-10-15 09:57:43 +1100

10 signatures reached