Australia is finally addressing domestic and sexual violence that is happening on a daily basis.
In 2017 alone, nearly 40 women have been killed as a result of domestic violence, with one in four women Australia wide experiencing sexual or physical violence.
United Voice members have been pushing for 10 days of paid domestic leave in their workplaces.
Union members believe this a fundamental workplace right.
United Voice members are standing in solidarity with Union members across Australia to change the law around Family and Domestic violence leave and remove the stigma surrounding the issue.
Domestic Violence Leave ensures that women and families have the safety and stability they need during tough times.
By having the Domestic Violence Leave clause in EBAs and legislation, people are able to seek help, escape abuse and seek legal assistance all while maintaining financial stability.
For a lot of people it can mean the difference between life and death.
Family and Domestic Violence Leave covers physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse, and also covers guardians in caring for children who may have witnessed the abuse.
United Voice members stand in solidarity with women and children who have been hurt by domestic and sexual violence.
Let’s make a change, let’s take a stand, and let’s tell Malcolm Turnbull We Won’t Wait.
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