As of today, the UGL workers at Esso Gippsland have been on the picket line for 100 days. Their fight is one of the most important industrial disputes of our time, and I couldn't be prouder of our members who are standing together against one of the richest companies in the world.
They need your help.
We know that if Esso and UGL are allowed to get away with treating workers this way, your workplace could be next. Whoever stays one day longer wins. We need to make sure that it’s the workers who win.
I encourage you to support the Esso Gippsland workers by making a contribution to their fighting
Ben Davis�Secretary, AWU Victorian Branch
Make it Australian
The Australian screen industry is facing the fight of its life.The rules that ensure Australian stories appear on Australian screens are archaic, leaving new players like Netflix and Stan without any obligation to create original local programs.
• The rules that ensure Australian stories appear on Australian screens must evolve so that new players like Netflix, YouTube, Stan, ISPs and Telcos have obligations to create original local programs.
• Major supporters of Australian stories – Screen Australia and the ABC – have had their funding axed year after year.
• Commercial TV broadcasters want to walk away from any requirement to create children’s content.
• Tax incentives that encourage production in Australia are no longer competitive.
Performers, producers, writers, directors and crew are joining forces to campaign for the future of the screen industry.
We have some the most talented workers in the world. We have unique, inspiring stories waiting to be told. We want to celebrate the diversity that exists in this country and see that diversity on our screens. Without commitment from Government we can’t bring Australian stories to our screens. That is the reality. It always has been.
Since the 1970s we’ve fought to Make it Australian. Now, it’s a fight for our future. Will you Join us?
ESSO UGLy Dispute
ESSO and UGL tactics to undermine the working conditions of the their loyal contractual maintenance workers.
Upon winning the contract, UGL set up a subsidiary company, MTCT Services Pty Ltd and proceeded to offer former maintenance workers their jobs back at the cost of eroding conditions built up by the employees over a number of years previously.
Once again we see a company have an EA signed in WA by a group of up to five individuals that will never work under the conditions. These conditions are then presented to the workforce with the statement " if you want a job, this is what your working for".
UGL,along with ESSO, are exploiting a legal loop hole in the systems to undermine conditions and wages of their once loyal maintenance workers. This tactic has been used recently in relation to the CUB dispute ... Battle Of The Brewery
This is not only an attack on the work force, but an attack on the surrounding communities that rely on money being spent in their shops, their business, theirs schools. It's a direct attack on our mothers, our fathers, sons and daughters.
This is happening all over Australia ... when and where will it stop??
It's time to say NO!!
It's time for the workers and the community to say enough is enough !! We aren't going to stand for this, we are going to stick up for what and who we value.
IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK !!
BE FAIR BUPA
ANMF began negotiations with Bupa Aged Care management in July 2016. The agreement expired on 31 October 2016 and the last pay rise was 1.75 per cent in April 2016.In June 2017, Bupa nurses and personal care workers voted NO to Bupa's proposed agreement of a 2.3 per cent pay rise in a one-year agreement with no other improvements. Nurses and carers also rejected Bupa's recent offer of two 2.5 per cent wage increases in a two-year agreement with no other changes. Ninety two per cent of Bupa nurses and carers who participated in a protected industrial action ballot in September 2017 voted YES.
View the Bupa log of claims and read the updates below for further information.
If you believe Bupa nurses and personal care workers should be valued, recognised and rewarded for the important work participate in your campaign activities, meetings and decisions and encourage your colleagues to join ANMF.
Tafe 4 All
Public TAFE needs your support.
Only TAFE can produce the skilled labour to support a thriving economy that can meet the needs of the future.
Students not getting skills and jobs
VET has become a money-making exercise for private businesses, reaping public funds while charging students up to three times as much as TAFE to deliver low-quality courses by unqualified teachers.Only TAFE can be trusted to give students the quality training and support they need to complete their course with real, job-ready skills.
Shortage of skilled workersSome private providers are not even delivering the minimum hours designated for courses.
Many are offering online and distance training with no proper support or monitoring – sometimes enrolling students who are physically unable to complete courses, let alone repay the debt.
Low completion rates are wasting taxpayer money, and low skills are putting our community and economy at risk.
Taxpayer money wastedIt has been costing taxpayers on average seven times more to educate a student at a private vocational college than a public TAFE!
Yet TAFE maintains significantly higher completion rates.
The market-driven system is hurting public TAFE and leaving students short-changed.
Taxpayer dollars should be invested in maintaining an accessible public education system, not lining the pockets of business.
The Biggest Pay Cut Ever
The recent decision by the The Fair Work Commission (FWC) to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay will give almost one million Australian workers a pay cut.
Hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers will have their Sunday penalty rates cut between 25% and 50%.
Public holiday pay will also be slashed by up to 25%.
This is a loss of up to $6,000 per year for some workers. No worker will be better off as a result of this decision.
We will fight to stop what is Australia's biggest single pay cut ever.
Change the Rules
The Australia we once knew, that our parents experienced, is not the reality anymore because the rules that made our country fair are broken.We are building a movement to change the rules to bring fairness back to Australia.
Wage growth is the lowest it’s ever been, but profits are up.
Inequality is at a 70 year high.
40% of the workforce is now in insecure work. A whole generation does not know what it is like to have a paid sick day or a paid holiday.
And the richest 1% of Australians owns more wealth than the bottom 70% of Australian citizens combined.
There is an answer to all this.
Working people need better and stronger rights at work to ensure jobs are secure and our wages are fair.
We need to re-write the rules to achieve this.
Volunteer today to help change the rules and bring fairness back