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Victoria's Manufacturing Crisis

Steelworker Billy talks about his fears for the future of the manufacturing industry in Victoria. Read more
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The union difference

Every day Premier Denis Napthine stays in his job, 46 Victorians join the unemployment line. Read more
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Overworked Paramedics Fear Fatigue

Due to the Victorian government's health crisis, the state's Paramedics are facing new dangers. With hospital ramping and a lack of resources impacting upon their jobs, and increasing working hours, Paramedics say they could be putting their patients at risk. Read more
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Work Insecurity for Teachers

Many Victorian teachers face the insecurity of having to live on year-by-year contracts, rather than full-time ongoing employment. They find it difficult to secure rental properties, let alone mortgages. Ivan is on a one year contract, and says he can't afford to start the family he so desperately wants.   Read more
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We need jobs we can count on

Luke’s from Central Victoria, and as the job representative for one of the region’s largest employers, he wants a Government that delivers secure jobs – jobs we can count on.   Read more
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Firefighter Frank's Story

First published in Working Life - read the full story here “I joined the fire brigade in 1983. I was a baggy arsed firefighter for six years and then was promoted to a station officer in 1989 and that’s been my rank since.   “The most rewarding aspect of the job for me is the ability to help the community when... Read more
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Save South Stone Lodge

Werribee's South Stone Lodge is a public specialist psycho-geriatric facility. But the Napthine Government is selling off South Stone lodge, leaving residents, staff, and their families without certainty for the future. Read more
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Unemployed Victorians suffer

Owen is struggling to make ends meet.   Victoria has the highest ratio of job seekers : job vacancies anywhere on mainland Australia. For every Victorian who finds a job, there are 5.3 others for whom no job exists.  Read more
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Code Red - Value our Ambos!

Victoria's Paramedics are Australia's best trained, but are also the country's worst paid in their profession. They have the best cardiac arrest survival rates in Australia. But they've been waiting for two years for a fair set of wages and conditions, so they took their protest directly to the Premier's office in a show of force supported by the public.... Read more
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Victoria's Unemployment Crisis

Luke trained as an electrician thinking he'd have a secure career, but with youth unemployment running at more than 14% in parts of Victoria, he's become one of the thousands of young people who can't find work. Read more
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Stop the Cuts to TAFE!

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Fire cuts cost lives

Dave is a professional firefighter with the CFA. He cares about protecting the community, but Premier Napthine's cuts affect what support he receives. Sign the Petition

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Paramedics are teaching CPR - stay alive!

Paramedics are giving up their spare time to help the community learn CPR. Ambulance response times have blown out so critically that it's more import than ever to know how to keep a loved one alive while waiting for an ambulance.  Read more
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Equal Pay Day

  Today is equal pay day. Carolina, an early childhood educator, explains what that means to her.   Read more
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Teachers speak up

The Napthine Government's cuts to education mean staff and programs are being cut from our schools. Support staff, and programs like "Reading Recovery" have been cut, so Victorian kids get less individual attention. Without this support, some kids are getting left behind.  Tell Denis Napthine to put education first: Sign the petition and support our teachers.  Read more
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Fix the health crisis

Dear Premier Napthine I value our health services. But under your government, we've seen: 800 promised hospital beds NOT DELIVERED Privatisation of 805 aged care beds Blowouts in hospital waiting times A crisis in ambulance response times We need a government that values health services - we need to fund health services properly. Sign the Petition

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They said our ambos were "using patients as pawns". This paramedic's response will blow you away.

Health Minister Davis' office has been responsible for saying some very unkind things about our paramedics. In a crushing letter to Minister Davis' office, this heroic paramedic hits back. Read more
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Where are the 800 beds?

Before the last election, the Liberal party promised they'd deliver 800 new hospital beds to ease surgery waiting lists. But since then we have not seen one new bed delivered! Late last year my colleagues and I realised that the Napthine Government was having difficulty delivering the 800 beds it had promised us.  So we found a hospital bed on eBay and... Read more
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What's the future for Geelong?

Steven I work at a manufacturing plant here in Geelong. But I’m concerned about the future. In 40 months time Toyota are going to close, which gives us 40 months to find more work or we close down too. Read more
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A better future built with TAFE

Hi, my name’s Rod. I’m a spray painter, and I’m a proud member of the National Union of Workers. I built my future by going to TAFE and taking advantage of the vocational education and training opportunities that TAFE offers. Read more
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Save our Emergency Services

Firefighters and Paramedics are standing up against cuts to services in Victoria: 342 firefighters were promised, but never delivered Ambulance response times have blown out dramatically - 1 in 4 won't make it in time Tell Denis Napthine: I value our emergency services. I want the state government to be there for the people who are there for us - Emergency... Sign the Petition

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Defend disability services with the Johnsons

Deb is a proud mum of her four beautiful kids.  But her family is facing down a crisis, and she doesn't know what the outcome will be. Sign the Petition

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There is a Code Red for our emergency services

"We love serving the Victorian community, but if these conditions continue many of us will be forced to find work elsewhere." Read more

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