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Why are junior rates bad for young workers?

Have you ever wondered why your pay goes up every year on your birthday until your early twenties? Two words: Junior rates.

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Let them eat smashed avo

Young people have been the target of a lot of unsolicited financial advice in the last week, and frankly, it would be laughable if it wasn’t so rage-inducing. 

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What's a HSR?

It would be nice to think that our bosses prioritise our health and safety at work, but unfortunately that’s not always the case.

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What's pay secrecy and why should I care?

What is pay secrecy?

"Pay secrecy" is a nice way of saying that your employment contract prohibits you from discussing your pay, or sharing how much you’re paid, with your co-workers.

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Your super, your future

What IS superannuation?

To put it simply, your superannuation fund is your retirement savings fund.

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5 Tips for Dealing with Workplace Bullying

Bullying is one of those things, you might not always be able to describe it, but you know it when you see it. It could be someone saying hurtful or insulting things about who you are, or discriminatory comments about your identity.  It could be childish treatment like hiding things that you need to do your job properly, or deliberately excluding you.

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Wins For Young Workers: Clancy's Story

Have you ever wondered what happens after you pick up the phone and call a Young Workers Advocate? 

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5 Most Common School Visit Questions

I’m an Outreach Organiser. I spend a lot of my week out on the road visiting high schools, TAFEs, and youth groups letting young people know about their rights at work.

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Tea, Meetings, and Donuts: Work Experience at the Young Workers Centre

When I arrived at the Young Workers Centre I was quickly thrown into a meeting which was actually very useful. 

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Know Your Rights: Sick Leave

Feeling terrible? Turned into a snot monster - or maybe your tonsils are so inflamed that you can hardly swallow? Don't even try to drag your sick self in to work. Times like this is why we have sick leave as one of our basic workplace rights. 

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We Volunteers

Ever wanted to change the world?

We want Victoria to be a state where young people feel safe and respected at work - it's only by standing together that we can make that happen.

Volunteers are a crucial part of the Young Workers community. Sign up below and get involved today!

(Or to find out more about doing a placement as an advocate, click here!)

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