Latest News And Articles
26 November Sham contracts are illegal. Know your working status and rights Recent alleged scams have seen workers speak out against potential sham contracts and underpayment of wages. These issues are also key terms of reference of the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work, which is now collecting evidence.
26 November WorkCover insurers again hauled before the Victorian Ombudsman The announcement that the Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, will conduct an investigation into the management of WorkCover claims by WorkSafe agents QBE, Gallagher Basset Services, Allianz, CGU and Xchanging is very much a welcome one.
25 November Frustration over reporting and responding to sexual abuse at Melbourne Catholic school The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard evidence of abuse at a Doveton School in Melbourne’s south-east and the experiences of survivors and teachers at the school who tried to speak out.
16 November Labour hire horrors - what's your story? Insecure work, largely through labour hire firms, has become a curse for many employees, undermining their workplace rights and access to a reliable income. Victorian trade unions are now pushing to have the labour hire industry properly regulated.
28 October What to do if your employer won't let you claim WorkCover We’ve seen many cases of employers discouraging workers from lodging a WorkCover claim form or even intimidating workers into not reporting an injury. This is because the number of WorkCover claims lodged affects employers’ insurance premiums.
16 October Alleged bullying at Ballarat Hospital – legal help is available Recent reports of bullying and intimidation within Ballarat Hospital’s mental health unit are disturbing, with the Health Workers Union referring 18 incidents to WorkSafe with staff reporting being yelled at and criticised by their superiors.
13 October Make your voice heard against wage exploitation The plight of workers who have been scammed by some of the large fresh food suppliers to the big supermarkets, and others like those on student visas who have been exploited by 7-Eleven, will be front and centre at this year’s Fluro Fightback rally.