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To: Scott Morrison and the National Cabinet

Take Action For Working Women

Working women have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women have shouldered the majority of job cuts, while also dealing with unprecedented increases in caring responsibilities.

That's why we're calling on the Morrison government and National Cabinet to take action for working women - we need pandemic support. Governments and employers must work with unions to ensure that working women are safe, respected and equal during this pandemic and going forward into our recovery.

Why is this important?

As we deal with this ongoing pandemic, we must ensure that women are not unfairly burdened with the impact of the crisis and are recognised as integral to our planning for recovery.

Throughout the pandemic women have been unfairly burdened by its impacts. Women:
* are on the front line and doing the vital work that sustains our community
* are working their paid job and doing the additional work of caring for kids at home and assisting remote learning
* have disproportionately had their jobs cut as female dominated sectors like hospitality and retail shut down and lay off workers
* have lost or have no income because they are excluded from JobKeeper
* are experiencing family violence in lockdown where their home may also now be their place of paid work.

We're calling on the Morrison government and the National Cabinet to urgently take action for working women. Women need time to care for themselves and others, to be financially supported, to be safe at work and to be an integral part of the recovery plan. Sign the petition if you agree!


Reasons for signing

  • Here's a bible reference in the hope it may 'speak to' Scott Morrison... 'And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.' 1 Corinthians 12:26 (KJV)
  • Working in public hospital throughout this panadamic ,is stressful and the amount of work as a nurse have to do i certainly dont get pay enough.i demand payrise of all women and equal payrise as men.
  • Unless action is taken by the government it could be said that Morrison et al condone the job losses against women. Morrison and his mates seem to be able to find cash for corporate tax breaks but not for people actually doing the work.

Updates

2020-08-26 10:47:33 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-08-20 14:50:18 +1000

500 signatures reached