Category: Minister for Industrial Relations

More Time To Have Your Say About The Gig Economy

The Andrews Labor Government is extending the deadline for submissions to the Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today noted that there has been a high level of interest from key organisations and has extended the deadline to 20 February 2019, to give Victorians more time to provide submissions. Organisations […]

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Have Your Say About The Gig Economy In Victoria

Victorians will be able to have their say on their experiences with “gig economy” businesses like ride sharing services, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Inquiry into the on-demand workforce. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas and Chair of the Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce Natalie James called for Victorians to share their experience […]

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New Inquiry To Investigate The Gig Economy

The Andrews Labor Government will launch an Australian-first inquiry into the on-demand workforce and gig economy, following widespread claims of workers being underpaid and poorly treated. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today announced the Victorian Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce, which will investigate the conditions of workers working to digital platforms. The inquiry will […]

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Matthew Guy Undermines Public Servants Conditions

The Andrews Labor Government’s Bill to place all public sector employers on a level playing field when participating in enterprise bargaining will not pass the Parliament after opposition from the Coalition. Its passage would have fixed an anomaly where some public sector agencies are able to bargain about a broader range of matters than others […]

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Victorian Inquiry Condemns Cuts To Penalty Rates

The Andrews Labor Government is standing up for Victorian workers missing out on hard earned pay. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins today tabled the Government’s response to the final report of the Victorian Parliament select committee inquiry into penalty rates. This inquiry report found cutting penalty rates disproportionately affects women and young workers, and […]

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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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