Defence Reserves Support is contacting employers across Australia, asking them to publicly pledge their support for members of the Reserve by endorsing the statement below.
We are asking employers to support an overarching principle - that Reservists should have the backing of their civilian employers.
These employers may not currently employ any Reservists, or if they do, they may not know them personally. They may have no personal experience of the military or knowledge of how they currently operate. However, none of this should matter.
Companies and organisations of all sizes have already joined this campaign and their names are listed on the Defence Reserves Support website - http://www.defence.gov.au/reserves. Details of how employers can be included are provided in this section of the website. Their support will be gratefully received by the men and women of the Reserve, whether they currently work for the employer or they hope to in the future.
Show your support for Reservists
“Thousands of Reservists, who are members of the Navy, Army and Air Force, have served in Australia and overseas in recent years.
“When called upon, these men and women serve alongside their colleagues in the Permanent Forces with courage and dedication, and often at considerable personal sacrifice. We admire their commitment and are determined to support all employees in the Reserve.”