Forced farm labour for Newstart recipients

Published: Comments:
Australian Government Business Business & Economy Employment & Training Equality Law & Safety Political Primary Industries Surveys & Your Say

Social:   
PM Scott Morrison wants to force unemployed workers like me to perform farm labour - under threat of losing our social security entitlements. 

Scott Morrison and the Liberals are unfairly punishing Australians who have become unemployed due to no fault of their own.

This latest plan to simply force us out of our communities represents his own failure to create enough good jobs for all those of us who need them. Help us send Scott Morrison a clear message - create work, not punishment.
 
Sign our petition
Sadly, this is not an isolated attack. 

The Coalition has taken away our rights to appeal unfair penalties made by private employment service providers; they've stripped our rights to a 'reasonable excuse' not to attend activities and appointments; and they've significantly expanded the coercive and dangerously unregulated Work for the Dole program.

Thanks to the Coalition's economic policies, there are currently 16 job seekers competing for every position available. This ratio skyrockets in rural areas, where unemployment rates surge past 20%.

Yet Scott Morrison and the Coalition continue to brand unemployment as a personal failure and responsibility, rather than what it really is: a failure of government policy. 

We need to send Scott Morrison a clear message that he can no longer blame and punish the unemployed for his own failed "trickle-down" policies. We need to tell this government to start creating jobs, instead creating more humiliating punishments.
 
Please sign this petition so we can start fighting back against these egregious attacks on marginalised workers.
Sign our petition
Thanks for your support,

Jeremy
Unemployed worker and AUWU member
 
Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU) :
Australia Wide
03 8394 5266
Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU)
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
We are joining forces with GetUp! 30 October 2018 | As unemployed workers, governments have always locked us out of policy decisions that affect our lives. With your help, we can finally have our voices heard. More information...
Help Us Demand Justice For Josh 25 October 2018 | It's now been over 30 months since 18-year old Josh Park-Fing died on his Toowoomba 'Work for the Dole' site - yet, our government still refuses all requests to release the report into his death, or take any... More information...
Report the Rort 24 October 2018 | In the past few weeks we've noticed a pattern of parents being forced to bring their children into job agencies while they do job search activity, which they could easily undertake at home. More information...
Forced farm labour for Newstart recipients 18 October 2018 | PM Scott Morrison wants to force unemployed workers like me to perform farm labour - under threat of losing our social security entitlements. More information...
Petition: No Forced Farm Labour for Unemployed Workers 15 October 2018 | As you may know, Scott Morrison just announced that he wants to force Newstart recipients out of their homes to perform farm labour - under threat of losing their social security entitlements. More information...
WORKING IT OUT: Employment Services in Australia 25 September 2018 | Recently released AUWU/Per Capita Report "WORKING IT OUT: Employment Services in Australia" condemns Jobactive system and the appalling state of employment services in Australia More information...
AUWU Wins Senate Inquiry Into Jobactive! 17 August 2018 | Years of hard work by AUWU volunteers have paid off. This is a high-level investigation into the abuses and wastefulness of jobactive - a $7 billion privatised employment services system. More information...
We are telling them to stop the abuse! 16 July 2018 | AUWU members are hammering the panel review of the jobactive contract (details below). Our members and allies standing up for themselves and other unemployed workers. Truly inspiring! More information...
Tell them to stop the abuse. Tell them we want real jobs and real services. 13 July 2018 | Something pretty big is in the works. And it is going to affect the lives of unemployed workers for years to come. More information...
Turnbull Launches Demerit Point System Today 02 July 2018 | As of today, the Turnbull government has given privately-owned job agencies the power to penalise unemployed workers without any government oversight or appeals process. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service