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Suzi Taylor, Media Liaison -
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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

August 10, 2022

Victorian Trades Hall Council welcomes the Andrews Government’s launch of the Fair Jobs Code, ensuring that any business seeking to benefit from government contracts will provide good jobs to Victorians.     Under the Code, an adverse ruling against a business will make that business ineligible for large government contracts.    

July 25, 2022

The John Curtin Hotel has been recommended by Heritage Victoria for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register as a place of State-level cultural heritage significance. This follows a joint nomination submitted by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Victorian Trade Hall Council in March, 2022. Executive Director of Heritage Victoria, Steven Avery, assessed the John Curtin Hotel’s culturalheritage significance - and his recommendation met whole-hearted support from Victorian Trades Hall Council, The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and City of Melbourne DeputyLord Mayor Nicholas Reece.

May 31, 2022

James Crust, 42, from Frankston North, was driving a tow truck on 27 Jan 2020, when he blacked out and crashed. He suffered a collapsed lung, fractured rib, multiple fractures to right leg and right arm. Since then, he has had to battle WorkCover insurance in order to access the treatment and mobility aids he needs.

May 31, 2022

“Chain Reaction”, a figurative sculpture proposal by artist Jennifer Mann, has been selected as the preferred design for a statue honouring Zelda D’Aprano, to be located at Victorian Trades Hall Council.

March 24, 2022

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has joined the Victorian union movement’s efforts to safeguard the John Curtin Hotel by nominating the historic pub for protection in the Victorian Heritage Register. Unionists and music lovers are concerned that the historic pub could be lost forever if sold to property developers.

November 04, 2021

From today, employers in Victoria who deliberately underpay wages or other entitlements like superannuation could face substantial fines or up to 10 years’ jail. This is a huge, worker-led victory. Union members campaigned together to make wage theft a crime to bring justice and change to exploited workers. Until now, an employee stealing from the till was a criminal matter, but an employer stealing thousands from their employees was merely an administrative error. The worker could be charged by police for theft and could receive a criminal record - but the boss would simply be asked to repay what they stole.