Insurers celebrate human misery

Gerald lost his arm while working as a machine operator on a rock crusher. It was traumatic, he said, but not as bad as dealing with the WorkCover insurance agents ever since.

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Scabby, Dinos, and Equal Pay

Scabby the rat makes his Oz debut, Allied Health members escape a Jurassic career structure, and Early Childhood Educators thunderclap for Equal Pay.

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Insecure work inquiry

Over 600 Victorians have taken up the opportunity to tell their stories of labour-hire, casualisation, and insecure work.

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Community rallies around local seafarers

5 (other) super messed up things about the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report


The big news about the Productivity Commission’s draft report has been the attack on Sunday Penalty Rates. That’s not surprising –4.2million Australians work on Sundays, and cuts to Sunday pay in the retail and hospitality industries will almost certainly trickle through to others.

But in case you didn’t get around to reading the 1000 page report because you were, you know, working, here’s a brief overview of some of the other nasties it contains for working Australians. 

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May Day

It has been a big May Day weekend! In celebration of the May Day marches that took place in hundreds of cities around the world, check out this vid of Victorian workers' marches over the past 12 months. 


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March 4 what matters!

On Wednesday, 4 March, 50,000 ordinary Victorians took to the streets - joined by thousands of others from around Australia - to march for what matters to them - hopefully you were among them!

Check out the photos on Twitter and Facebook (and follow us while you're there!)

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#SwipeLeft for Valentines Day

Valentines Day falling on a Saturday is romantic for some.

But hospitality, emergency services, health and community services workers who work weekends are facing the prospect of losing their penalty rates!

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Election Day 2014

One superstar volunteer's story

We Volunteers

We Are Union. 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.