Get on the bus - Youth rights at work are important
  • Petitioned Campbell Newman and the Attorney General of Queensland

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Campbell Newman and the Attorney General of Queensland

Get on the bus - Youth rights at work are important

    1. Petition by

      Young Worker's Advisory Service

After 10 years of assisting young people at work, the Young Worker's Advisory Service (YWAS) has been shut down by the new Campbell Newman State Goverment. The telephone information line is now closed and all school talks have been cancelled.


This decision leaves young people in Queensland who are not union members with no one to turn to when they experience unfairness and discrimination at work. Young people will no longer have access to this organisation for information, advice or advocacy when they face unfair dismissal, under-payment of wages or sexual harassment in the workplace. Sign this petition to the Federal Government to step in and give young people back this important safety-net!


Stayed tuned for our campaign - "Get on the Bus" for your rights at work. In the meantime if you are under 25 years old and have experienced problems in your workplace you can email us your story about that issue (keep it to 200 words), and each time a "bus load" of young people's stories is full, we will, with your permission sent to the relevant policy makers and politicians to raise the profile of young people's problems at work and the need for proper services to assist them. We have great give away's for the first 20 stories .... so GET ON THE BUS - FOR YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK and email ywas@ywas.org.au.

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    1. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Troy Smith AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I needed help from young workers australia due to me being under the age of 25

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    • Brooke small AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Fair work australia recommended this site to help me in my situation due to me being under the age of 25

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    • Rita Cusack BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      For the good of our future it is essential that you consider wisely - Youth rights at work are important - very important

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    • corinne neilsen BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      YWAS provides essential info to young people re the workplace- their responsibilities & rights; a point of contact for young people & clarification; a professional service for schools in preparingn youth for transition to work/life

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    • Andrea Lamont-Mills TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      My son and his friends will be young part-time workers next year when they make the move to university. Most of them come from non-union households and wont' have easy access to support and advice about basic working rights if YWAS shuts down. Every young worker needs the same protection as older workers!!

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