Recognise Wholefoods Collective!
  • Petitioned Shawn.Andrews@monash.edu

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Esther Hood,

Recognise Wholefoods Collective!

    1. Petition by

      save wholefoods

Monash Clayton students note: if a friendly Friends of Wholefoods person asks you to sign a paper petition, please sign it as it is a different petition with a different purpose to this petition.

More information about the history of Wholefoods and why it must be defended can be found here: http://www.savewholefoods.com

We recognise the value of Wholefoods lies not in its capacity to spin a buck and we refuse to see workers as disposable commodities whose only value is the efficiency with which cash can be exchanged for food.

We recognise that the Monash Student Association constitution obliges the Monash Student Association to manage Wholefoods through a Collective of volunteers.

We recognise Wholefoods as a collectively run, consensus decision-making based space open to all Wholefoods staff and volunteers and anyone interested in participating in its operations.

We recognise that Wholefoods has made successive financial losses under increased Monash Student Council Executive control, restructuring, and decreased Collective control of the space and its operations;

We demand the Wholefoods Collective be restored as the primary decision making body in all areas of Wholefoods.

We demand that all negotiations over the refurbishment of Wholefoods between MSC Executive, MSA managers, Monash University and all outside agencies that do not include the Wholefoods Collective as the primary decision making body cease immediately.

We demand, in the strongest of terms, that the MSC Executive abides by the MSA and Wholefoods’ constitutions and supports Wholefoods Collective to manage the space.

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    1. Student Elections

      save wholefoods
      Petition Organizer

      Dear supporters of Wholefoods,

      As you probably know by now, this week the MSA Student General Elections are in full swing.

      However, you may not know that the last time an MSA Administration attempted to overrun Wholefoods and take over management - abolishing the Volunteering system and Collective’s control - was back in 1998.

      That year the Wholefoods community responded in democratic force by effectively campaigning and voting out the old and hostile MSA Administration, replacing them with student representatives who were more sympathetic and actively supportive of Wholefoods as a student and volunteer-run space. Consequently Wholefoods thrived for almost the entirety of the next decade, until a new and similarly interfering MSA Administration emerged.

      When voting it is vital to make an informed decision. See the election guide here: http://www.lotswife.com.au/electionguide.pdf and read the pamphlets from the three different campaign groups.

      Best wishes,
      Friends of Wholefoods

    2. Reached 200 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jessie Carter MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Wholefoods is one of the main reasons that I love Monash.

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    • Julia Jones KINGSTON ACT, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Wholefoods is my favourite place to spend time on Clayton Campus. I'd really like students to continue to be able to enjoy it.

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    • Vasiliky Kasidis EDITHVALE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      I love the food, the prices, the atmosphere the fact it is run by a collective of students. I love its history. I hate what you are doing to it MSA Council.

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    • Christopher Pun MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Great place to meet, great food, different environment from the rest of the campus

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    • Ann Ee Ching CLAYTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is, by far one of the best places for meals and hangouts for various reasons - the price is reasonable, it's for a great cause, you get healthy food and run by students!

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