Petitioning ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

Demand protection from bullying and harassment in ACT Public Service.

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My wife( who only has been in Australia since 2010) was employed on short (6 month) contract at ACT Corrective Services as finance officer where she was subjected to constant bullying and harassment from her manager.

When she decided to lodge the official complaint about these unlawful practices taking place at her workplace, after short investigation by the branch manager it was demanded of her that she will withdraw her official complaint or her contract will be terminated immediately.Since my wife refused to do so, the atmosphere at her work place become so toxic that she ended up being advice by her doctor to stay at home for a few days as her stress level was unbearable.While on stress leave at home, my wife received a letter from her manager advising of her contract being terminated immediately. She had sent number of emails to the Minister Rattenbury and Chief Minister Barr asking each to intervene. The only outcome of this was the engagementof a retired executive from the same department to investigate my wife's complaint. By engaging retired executive from the same department she was not given any chance of positive outcome.

Since January 2017 I have been asking Minister Rattenbury and Chief Minister Barr for a meeting so my wife can present her case to them about bullying and harassment she was subjected to. Mr Barr is fully aware of the fact that anyone who is working in ACT Public Service on 6 or less months contract has no protection and has no right to appeal any decision against them.

You can be fired at any time for any reasons basically. It is disgraceful act.

Please help me by signing my petition in calling onto ACT Chief Minister to allow time to meet with my wife and help her to restore her good name.

 



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