Cranes in the Sky, Shovels in the Ground and Food on Tables
Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) welcomes the Andrews Government’s strong focus on jobs in its third budget.
The Andrews Government has created over 200,000 jobs since winning government and VTHC Secretary Luke Hilakari congratulates the Premier on work done to date.
Major infrastructure projects are expected to create 50,000 jobs and VTHC welcomes the focus on public transport, particularly for regional Victoria.
The pipeline of infrastructure works also shows the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to long-term projects and a plan for Victoria’s future.Read more
1 February 2017
Victorian Trades Hall Council thanks Dave Oliver for his 30 years of service to Australian working people, and wishes him well in his next steps.
Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council, Luke Hilakari, praised Mr Oliver’s life of dedication and commitment to working families across Australia, and particularly in Victoria.Read more
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”.