Have you or anyone close to you ever been:
- Forced to work when you were sick;
- Unpaid for hours worked on the basis that you were in training;
- Unpaid for overtime and leave of absence in special circumstances;
- Denied access to training simply because of your age;
- Denied a job, transfer or promotion for reasons other than your years of services, experience and qualification;
- Restricted to certain occupations simply on the basis of your sex, disability, skin colour, ethnicity or beliefs, without regard to your capabilities and skills;
- A victim of harassment from a manager or a costumer, and;
- Excluded from discussions aimed at improving your work.
When workers stand up together for fairness:
- Sick leave and leave for special circumstances are often compensated;
- Clear rules are set in place in the attribution and payment of overtime;
- You or your representative can express concerns and try to improve the workplace without being victim of reprisal;
- A process is put in place that allow employees to seek fairness without reprisal (a grievance procedure), and;
- Sound collective bargaining practises ensure that employers and workers have an equal voice in negotiations and that the outcome will be fair and equitable.