Every year Crown Casino and it's owner James Packer make billions of dollars in profit.
They're so greedy that they want even more money - and they're going to take it from the workers who made them rich.
Crown Casino is sacking the workers (and ETU members) who fix the pokies and cutting the pay of their replacements in half.
Packer has gone and done a dodgy deal with the former Premier of Victoria, Jeff Kennett. Kennett gave Crown its licence and now he's helping them sack the workers and cut wages through his outsourcing company, Amtek.
Next Tuesday we're rallying outside Crown to show James Packer and Jeff Kennett that we won't sit back and watch them line their pockets. Be part of the fight and join us.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/154450105118571/
It's a pub crawl, but not as you know it...
We're hitting the street of Fitzroy to talk to young workers in retail and hospo about their rights at work, health and safety, and find out how the recent cuts to penalty rates are affecting them!
No experience required - we'll provide all the materials and training you need, just bring yourself (and your mates!)
We'll finish up with a few cheeky bevvies at a venue TBC.
FYI: We Are Union: Young Workers is a group of activists aged 30 and under who are working to make life better for young people - so this event is restricted to those aged 30 and under. If you're over 30 and keen to get more involved, check out www.weareunion.org.au/volunteer
Earlier this year, the Fair Work Commission decided to cut penalty rates for some of Australia's lowest paid workers.
Turnbull Government MPs have been calling for these cuts, the Turnbull Government welcomes these cuts, the Turnbull Government has no plan to stop these cuts.
The long awaited redevelopment of Simmonds Stadium openned in May 2017. Join We Are Union activists at the newly opened stadium to hand out flyers and collect petitions about this important fight.
We need to show the government that the community believes giving these low paid, overwhelmingly female, often exploited workers a pay-cut is simply unacceptable.
RSVP below to join.
Migrants get injured more than other workers.
If we work together, we can reduce the number of people getting injured at work.
Victorian Trades Hall Council is the main organisation representing trade unions in Victoria. We have been fighting for workers’ rights for over 150 years.
We want to help all workers feel safe at work,
so it’s important that we hear about your experiences.
We invite all migrants to attend this free event so that we can hear about your community’s experience of health and safety at work.