• Petitioning James Carlile

This petition will be delivered to:

General Manager, HR, the Glad Group
James Carlile

Stop exploiting international students, Glad Group!

    1. Petition by

      United Voice Victoria

We are office cleaners in Melbourne’s CBD. We do an important job – the community depends on us for clean and hygienic workplaces. 

But it has been revealed that our employer, the Glad Group, is exploiting cleaners on a grand scale, using shadowy subcontractors who use international students and pay them up to seven dollars an hour below the Award.

A recent report found that many international student cleaners also often face bullying, fear and intimidation. 

This is not the first time Glad has been caught ripping off cleaners. Over the last few years Glad has been forced to repay almost $200,000 in unpaid wages to cleaners, and fined $62,000.

This is outrageous! Glad is undermining the job security of all cleaners by creating an underclass of exploited workers. 

We want Glad to sign our Clean Start Agreement guaranteeing equal pay and equal rights for ALL Glad cleaners whether they are local cleaners or international students. 

TAKE ACTION: please sign our petition now to let Glad know that ripping off its cleaners is unacceptable.

We can’t let this massive company continue to profit by ripping off its most vulnerable workers!

Check out our other petitions to Glad and sign them too. Help us send a big, LOUD message to Glad to respect ALL cleaners! http://www.tinyurl.com/TheGladGroup

You can also support our campaign by liking us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getrespectoz

Read more about Glad here:
http://www.unitedvoice.org.au/press-releases/city-raid-turns-heat-glad-group 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. SBS News story about Glad Group exploiting international students

      SBS News 17-10-13: Glad Group accused of exploiting international student cleaners

      SBS News report on United Voice protest against major cleaning company the Glad Group. Glad uses shadowy, fly-by-night subcontractors that exploit international students who clean Melbourne's office buildings. Cleaners are calling on Glad to sign the Clean Start Agreement that will ensure equal rights and equal pay for all city office cleaners.

    3. Reached 200 signatures
    4. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COP MELBOURNE’S WORST PAID JOBS

      When it comes to the worst paid jobs in Melbourne international students take the prize, according to an online survey by the cleaning and hospitality union, United Voice.

      Pay as low as $7 an hour for weekend shifts in a Sydney Road restaurant, and $8 and $9 an hour in central city eateries regardless of whether it is a day, night or weekend shift are common according to a survey of international students’ work experiences.

      FULL STORY HERE: http://www.unitedvoice.org.au/press-releases/international-students-cop-melbourne%E2%80%99s-worst-paid-jobs

    5. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ken Dally ORANGE, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      If we consider ourselves to be civilised we must protrct the rights of the vulnerable.

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    • Alison White BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Australia should be above this: no-one deserves or ever should be exploited.

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    • Gee Butcher COLLINGWOOD, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      stop treating our cleaners like 2nd class citizens

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    • John Newbury MOSS VALE, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Downright abuse.

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    • Doug Edmond BUNDOORA, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      I believe in social justice.

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