BREAKING: Unions have won 10 days paid family and domestic violence in ALL awards in Australia!
The Fair Work Commission has issued their decision to support 10 days paid Domestic Violence Leave in all modern Awards in Australia.
The FWC agree with unions that this life saving leave will provide “significant assistance” to those leaving violence.
This is a huge victory and ensures an additional 2.6 million workers will have access to this important lifesaving entitlement.
8 years ago mighty ASU women working in women’s services started the We Won’t Wait campaign for 10 days paid family violence leave.
We have built movement-wide and community-wide support.
Congratulations to every single union member who fought for this life-saving entitlement.
We still need government to legislate 10 days paid FDV leave in the National Employment Standards, and if Labor is elected on the weekend – they will.
Scott Morrison and the Liberal Government are the only ones standing in their way of this life saving leave.
8 years ago some pretty mighty ASU women working in women’s services started the We Won’t Wait campaign for 10 days paid family violence leave.— Australian Services Union (@asu_nsw_act) May 16, 2022
Amazing feminists. Amazing unionists.
United. Active. Formidable. Determined.
We did it! #wewontwait pic.twitter.com/TvuD1XlPBM
Great victory after years of work by Australian unions - another plank in the civilising floor of working conditions! Lots to do, but celebrate the victories https://t.co/axYMx4Muim— Jill Murray (@jillethelmurray) May 16, 2022