Category: Minister for Industrial Relations

Workers Win Right To Portable Long Service Benefits

Workers in community services, security and contract cleaning now have access to portable long service benefits for the first time, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 has passed the Victorian Parliament, making long service benefits available to workers who had been denied the right through no fault of […]

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New Regulations To Oversee Labour Hire Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today released draft regulations to support the new Labour Hire Scheme that will protect the wages and conditions of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins called on those involved in the labour hire industry to provide their feedback on the draft regulations, which are now […]

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Standing Up For Victoria’s Temporary Visa Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting hundreds of temporary visa workers across regional Victoria from exploitation. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced funding of more than $580,000 to deliver a program that will protect the wages and conditions of temporary visa workers across the state. In partnership with Victorian Legal Aid, the Labor […]

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Delivering For Those Who Deliver To Us

The Andrews Labor Government is making work fairer and safer for workers who are owner drivers or forestry contractors – including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced reforms today, which will make it easier for the growing number of owner drivers and forestry contractors to get paid […]

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Delivering For Victoria’s Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government’s labour hire licensing scheme, which protects some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers and cracks down on shonky operators, is now law. The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 passed the Victorian Legislative Council this evening, protecting labour hire workers from being underpaid and exploited by labour hire businesses and hosts. The scheme is […]

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Minimum Wage Boost Welcomed In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and award minimum wages in their Annual Wage Review. Workers will get a $24.30-a-week pay rise with the national minimum wage increasing to $719.20 a week. The Fair Work Commission has lifted the minimum wage by 3.5 per cent, […]

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Long Service Leave Now Fairer For Victorian Women

Long service leave is now fairer and more flexible for women, parents and carers thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last night the Long Service Act Bill passed the Legislative Council, ensuring it will become law in Victoria. The changes to the Long Service Leave Act now mean that any period of paid parental leave […]

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Standing Up For Geelong’s Most Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on abuse and exploitation of Geelong’s workers and cleaning up the labour lire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins joined labour hire workers at Geelong Trades Hall Council today to call on the Liberals and Nationals to support the Labour Hire Licensing Bill. Unlike the Turnbull Government, […]

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More Portable Long Service Leave For Victorian Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving community services, security and contract cleaning workers the Long Service Leave they deserve. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins will introduce legislation today that will make long service leave available to workers who up until now have missed out through no fault of their own. Under the new laws, […]

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Victorians Deserve A Wage Rise And A Fair Go

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an increase to award and minimum wages to tackle stagnating wage growth, rising inequality and reduce cost of living pressures on Victorian families. In its submission to the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review, the Labor Government says the minimum hourly wage should be increased to $19 an […]

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