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
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.Read more
The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) welcomes the Andrews’ Government meeting its election commitment to once again recognise Easter Sunday as a public holiday.Read more
The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) welcomes the Andrews’ Government’s timely commitment to constructing the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel.Read more