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April 30, 2024

New Research Reveals Alarming Levels of Workplace Harassment: Urgent Call for Employers to Act A recent survey unveiling that 1 in 7 Australians admit to sexually harassing a colleague has sparked criticism of businesses failing to uphold their legal and ethical duties in creating safer workplaces. Victorian Trades Hall Council says that employers are more concerned with silencing complaints than stopping harassment. 

March 05, 2024

Quotes attributable to Luke Hilakari, Secretary Victorian Trades Hall Council This Bill represents the worst of Victorian politics. Injured workers are some of the most vulnerable people in our state, and their elected representatives have colluded to strip them of support.

November 01, 2023

 Victorian Trades Hall Council continues to strongly reject changes by the Victorian Government that cut injured workers entitlements.   Victorian workers need a well-functioning and financially sustainable WorkCover scheme and we believe the path to getting there is through greater prevention - stopping workers from being injured in the first place. 

October 11, 2023

The Victorian union movement has lauded the independent Australian Heritage Council for the National Heritage listing of the Victorian Trades Hall building in Carlton. It is a watershed moment for the recognition of working peoples’ history, and we are pleased that it is being celebrated today by the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for the Environment and Water and Sonya Kilkenny MP, Victorian Minister for Planning. 

May 29, 2023

A bronze statue depicting an iconic act of protest will be unveiled today on the corner of Lygon & Victoria streets, outside Victorian Trades Hall Council.

May 12, 2023

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.

April 04, 2023

The Government’s updated wages policy significantly improves the outlook for Victorian Public Sector workers, lifting the funding for wage rises from 1.5% to 3% per annum, and removing the cap on wage rises.

March 22, 2023

VISY shamed as Workers Rally to demand Pay before Profit. CPI rose 1.9% this quarter, meaning working people are absorbing price increases on everything they buy and spending more of their wages on bills. Meanwhile, company gross operating profits rose 10.6% seasonally adjusted for Dec 2022.

October 21, 2022

Victorian Trades Hall Council recognises the Victorian Government’s announcement of new standards and a dedicated support service to protect workers in the Gig Economy.  

October 20, 2022

Workers to campaign for sick pay, bad boss ban, career break at state poll