Get organised: Anna's story
At 8 weeks pregnant, Anna hadn't told her work about her pregnancy yet. Then it was announced that her department was being cut in a restructure. Not only would Anna lose her job, but she'd lose 6 months at full pay of maternity benefits.
She approached her union, who told her there was nothing she could do. But Anna didn't give up. She decided to use the Organise Platform to crowd-fund for legal fees to secure her maternity benefits. Within 24 hours of Anna talking to her bosses about the campaign, her workplace promised her 5 months full maternity pay and a job when she came back from maternity leave.