Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


Family Violence Leave

Family Violence Leave

The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union supports the campaign for family violence leave for all workers in Australia. 

A campaign is being run by the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and supported by the 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty. 


The truth is, each week one woman dies as a result of domestic violence in Australia.

More than 400,000 people - mostly women - experience domestic violence each year. Two thirds of these people are workers. 

Paid domestic violence leave recognises that workers experiencing domestic violence often have exhausted their personal leave entitlements and don’t have access to paid leave when they most need it. 

Download the flyer about the ACTU campaign here

The AMWU has supported the introduction of a Family Violence Leave clause into all our agreements for many years. 

AMWU members and delegates can access a range of resources (below) about ensuring your workplace and your agreement is supportive to workers experiencing domestic violence. 

Resource 1 - Family Violence is a Workplace Issue

Resource 2 - Negotiating Family Violence Agreement Clauses

Resource 3 - A step by step guide for Delegates and Members

Resource 4 - Model Clause: Family Violence Leave


Read Rosie Batty's story here "Domestic Violence Leave can Make a Difference". 


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