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100 years of politicians using plebiscites to play with our human rights

Victorian Trades Hall Council has used the centenary of workers’ victory over conscription to take a swipe at the Federal Government’s plan for a plebiscite on Marriage Equality. 

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Media Release: Cancel the WorkSafe Agent awards, and stop rewarding insurers for letting injured workers suffer.

12 September 2016

 

Trades Hall has called for WorkSafe to cancel the 2016 WorkSafe Agent Awards out of respect for injured workers, following the release of the Victorian Ombudsman’s report into the management of injured workers compensation claims.

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Rail procurement decision will change lives, give hope to young Victorians

12 September 2016

Victorian Trades Hall Council has welcomed the Andrews Government’s order of 65 new trains to be built in Victoria, using local materials and skills.

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CBD to come to a halt for CUB community protest

Media Release

 

The CBD will today (8 Sept) come to a standstill as thousands of people march in support of the 55 maintenance workers at Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) who were sacked and then offered to reapply for their jobs, but under an illegitimate agreement[i] with massive cuts to their wages and conditions.

 

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BUILDING UNIONS TO DEBATE GREEN BAN ON QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

Queen Victoria Market traders have met with representatives from Victorian building unions to discuss plans that threaten the Queen Victoria Market site.

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Media Release: Working women will benefit from recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence

 

Victorian Trades Hall Council has welcomed the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council Luke Hilakari said the report’s recommendations “would dramatically improve the financial and emotional security of thousands of Victorian women experiencing family violence”.

 

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Employees on insecure contracts have no confidence for the future

Hundreds of thousands of Victorians are living in insecurity, as businesses and employers increasingly casualise and outsource their workforce.

 

Speaking at the opening of Victoria’s first Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work, Victorian union leaders warn that ordinary working Victorians are facing serious financial stress and being excluded from minimum working conditions by employers’ misuse of labour hire, casual contracts, and other forms of insecure employment contracts.

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Media Release: Australian Workers rights abandoned, Aussie crew thrown off ship. A new low for corporate brutality.

Victorian Trades Hall Council condemns Alcoa, and the complicit Federal Government, for an act of industrial warfare.

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Andrews Government’s Automotive Transition Plan

7 December 2015

Victorian unions welcome the Andrews Government’s announcement today of a transition plan to address the closure of automotive manufacturing in Victoria, but underscored the need for more economic and social support in Victorian manufacturing communities. 

Victorian Trades Hall Council Secretary, Luke Hilakari, said the State Government’s plan would provide support to people who have been abandoned by the Federal Government’s deliberate destruction of the auto-industry in Victoria. 

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Sunday Penalty Rates

The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) welcomes the Andrews’ Government meeting its election commitment to once again recognise Easter Sunday as a public holiday.

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We are a movement of people standing together for a just and equitable Victoria where:

  • all people are respected and valued, 
  • all working people are organised, safe, and winning at work


We organise our communities to build support for union industrial and social campaigns, and we're excited to have you on board.

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