Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 11:30
This week saw a fantastic win at Thales in NSW, with unions coming together to secure a 10 Days Domestic Violence leave clause in their agreement.
Workers at Thales are united behind paid domestic violence leave because it makes a real difference to people’s lives. #EveryWorkerCounts, and every worker deserves paid time away from work to leave abusive relationships.
As our delegate David Cook pointed out:
"This is a very important condition workers have won. We want everyone to be safe at home and at work.”
Julie Kamber, member of the NUW Women's Committee, commented:
"This provision could be the difference between a woman suffering in silence or confidently seeking that support without the financial implications of missing work. This needs to be implemented in the National Employment Standard for every single worker to have access to."
AMWU - Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union Unions NSW