Victorian Trades Hall Council welcomes the appointment of our sister Oanh Tran as a Fair Work Commissioner.
Oanh has worked at Trades Hall as the Principal Solicitor for the Young Workers Centre since 2019.
During Oanh's tenure the Young Workers Centre has reached the significant milestone of more than $2 million recovered for young workers for wage theft, discrimination and termination of employment matters.
“We are immensely proud of Oanh as she takes a historic leap forward in her professional career.” said Luke Hilakari, Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council.
“Oanh is someone who cares deeply about achieving justice for working people.
"Oanh has advocated on behalf of young workers from almost every industry, on matters ranging from sexual harassment to racial discrimination, to wage theft, to safety issues.
“She has sat down with workers as equals and heard how these issues affect them.”
“Oanh brings with her the life experience of a child of a refugee family, who worked as clothing manufacturing outworkers for piece rates. She has a deep understanding of the dynamics of employer-employee relationships, and in particular she knows the struggles of minimum wage workers, gig workers, migrant workers, young people and women.”
“We have no doubt that her fierce intellect and innate sense of justice will only enhance decisions made by the Commission”.
Victorian Trades Hall Council commends the Albanese Labor Government on delivering on its promise to restore balance to the Fair Work Commission.