The events of recent weeks have been distressing for many. We know sexual harassment is pervasive across all industries.

A year ago the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins released the [email protected] Report.

The report found that our laws are failing to keep workers safe and made 55 recommendations for reform, including:

  • Stronger work health and safety laws to make sure that employers are obliged to tackle the underlying causes of sexual harassment at work.
  • Better access to justice for workers through a quick, easy new complaint process in our workplace laws.
  • Stronger powers for the Sex Discrimination Commissioner to investigate industries which are rife with sexual harassment and positive duties on employers.

The Morrison Government has failed to act on the recommendations set out in the report. Now more than ever there is a spotlight on this issue and the urgent need to act to ensure workplaces free of sexual harassment and gendered violence.

This Friday, take action in the lead up to this year’s International Women’s Day - call on the Morrison Government to act immediately to #AdoptThe55 recommendations of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner's [email protected] Report by:

  • taking a photo of yourself with this sign  (you can print it or make one yourself) posting it to social media with the hashtag #AdoptThe55, or
  • download this social square and post it with #AdoptThe55 Make sure you stick to the issues and avoid inflammatory commentary in any post you make.

If the events of the last few weeks have caused you distress you can contact 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. For confidential advice and support on a workplace matter please contact our CPSU Member Service Centre on 1300 137 636.

Union workplaces are safer workplaces, ask a colleague to join the CPSU today to be part of making a safer and more respectful workplace for all.