Victorian unions have reacted with anger and disbelief over reports that the Turnbull Government is considering laws to ban working people from expressing political opinions at polling booths.
Victorian Trades Hall Council has declared today’s announcement that French owner ENGIE will close Hazelwood power station a “call to action”.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
Queen Victoria Market traders have met with representatives from Victorian building unions to discuss plans that threaten the Queen Victoria Market site.Read more
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”.
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.Read more
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.Read more