When former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins shared her account of sexual assault in the workplace, it sent shockwaves through Parliament and the wider community.
But for many women, what emerged from the headlines was a distressingly familiar story of toxic workplace cultures, unacceptable tolerance of sexual harassment, and a complete failure of those in charge to protect victims.
The October edition of your member benefits update brings you five reasons on why it’s a good time to be a first home buyer right now, we have info on unpaid super (the silent wage theft), there’s some bargains to be had with home and contents insurance, we report on why Health and Safety Reps are crucial in the war on workplace stress and we have a $100 WISH gift card to give away in our monthly competition!
Photo: L-R Our AFL Footy Tipping winner and CPSU member Toby Hunt, CPSU National Organiser, Ella Factor and Andrew Wallace from ME presenting Toby with his winnings last month
Five reasons it’s a good time to be a first home buyer
A lot is happening in the market to turn a first home buyer’s frown upside down.
Warren asks: I’ve been called in for a meeting tomorrow morning.
Eva asks: I am a cleaner and we clean toilets and showers.
Casey asks: I’m working at a kitchen that is non-ventilated and is already reaching 33 degrees.
My employer says I can’t join the union, is that true? Do I have to tell my employer if I join?
Question posted by John: I injured the tendons in my hand at work and I had to work the next day and my hand swelled up.