Paid leave is essential for women who are escaping violence

Every week a woman is killed by an intimate partner or family member. Already in 2017, 39 women have been killed through family or domestic violence. 800,000 women and one in 20 men will experience violence at home this year.

To escape a violent relationship you have to take time off work. Everything you need to do is during business hours. Without paid leave, you simply don’t have the time or resources to find a new, safe, place and get the support you need for you and your children.

That’s why the Australian Union movement is campaigning to enshrine 10 days paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave in the National Employment Standards, making it available to every worker who needs it.

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianUnions/videos/1687588511339765/

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