Topic: industrial relations

Victorians Have Their Say About The Gig Economy

The Andrews Labor Government’s Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce has received almost 100 submissions from workers, unions, businesses and academics, with the exploitation of staff and unfair business advantage being major themes. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas and Chair of the Inquiry Natalie James today thanked submitters for sharing their experiences, with the submissions […]

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Making Long Service Leave Portable For More Victorians

New reforms giving early childhood and disability workers the ability to carry their long service benefits with them from job to job could kick in from as early as January next year. They would follow workers in the community service, contract cleaning and security industries, who are set to access portable long service benefits from […]

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Providing A Level Playing Field For Victoria’s Public Sector

More than 130,000 Victorian public servants will get greater levels of consistency and fairness when negotiating their enterprise bargaining agreements thanks to legislative reforms by the Andrews Labor Government. The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2018 passed the Upper House today, giving public sector employers, workers and unions more bargaining rights so they can […]

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Delivering Fairness To Those Who Deliver For Us

The Andrews Labor Government is making work safer and fairer for owner drivers and forestry contractors, including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today introduced a Bill to Parliament that will help ensure owner drivers and forestry contractors are paid correctly, are safer at work and can better […]

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Making Things Fairer For Labour Hire Workers

Victorian labour hire workers now have stronger safeguards with the state’s first Labour Hire Licensing Scheme starting today. Labour hire providers have six months to obtain a licence or else face significant penalties. The Andrews Labor Government is implementing the scheme to bring a new level of integrity and scrutiny to the labour hire industry […]

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Board Appointed For The Portable Long Service Authority

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Julius Roe as the Chair of the new Portable Long Service Benefits Authority, which is making long service benefits fairer for workers. The authority is in charge of administering the long service leave benefits scheme, which gives hard-working Victorians the power to transfer their long service entitlements if they […]

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Public Holiday Penalty Rates To Be Enshrined In Law

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to protect penalty rates, with legislation introduced today that will enshrine the Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Grand Final Friday public holidays in law. The new laws will ensure hard-working Victorians get more time to spend with family and friends, and that those who do have […]

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Recognising Family Violence In The Workplace

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced guidelines to recognise family violence as an issue of workplace safety and help employers support workers experiencing violence. For too long, family violence was ignored as a private issue in the workplace. This new guideline recognises family violence as a workplace hazard – just like any other workplace health […]

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Making Things Fairer For Labour Hire Workers

Victoria’s first ever Labour Hire Licensing Scheme, which protects workers and cracks down on dodgy operators, will come into force on 29 April – with contractors given six months to sign up or else face significant penalties. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today said the scheme will bring a new level of integrity and […]

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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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