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Know Your Rights: Overtime Pay

When I started working, ‘overtime’ was one of those words that I heard people talk about, but wasn’t really sure exactly what it meant.  I remember there being something in a Jimmy Barnes song my Mum used to listen to that said it was something you saved up, but beyond that I wasn’t too sure. 

 

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Know Your Rights: Tattoos

Many young workers are finding that tattoos are putting them at risk of losing their jobs or missing out job opportunities. The question we want answered is: is this even legal?  

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What does the Federal budget mean for young workers?

Want to know what the fuss is all about? We’ve got the headlines for you.

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We Read "The New Basics" Report So You Don't Have To

What big data says about the skills young people need for the ‘jobs of tomorrow’

Last week the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) released another report in their New Work Order series entitled ‘The New Basics: Big Data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order’.

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Who made your clothes?

If you’re an Instagram or Facebook addict, your stream for the past week might have been filled with photos like this:

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4 Quick Tips for Dealing with Unemployment

Being unemployed sucks.  You’re constantly writing applications, it’s super stressful, and you never have enough money to do the stuff your friends are doing.  It makes you feel isolated, and puts you at a higher risk for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  

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Know Your Rights: Clothing Allowance

Are you forced to buy new and seasonal clothing at work? Know your rights and stop being screwed at work. 

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Introduction to Campaigns Training Day

We’ve got the power! 

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How to spot a zombie agreement

What is a “Workchoices-era collective agreement”?

A Workchoices-era collective agreement is the extremely boring title given to a series of agreements struck under the old Workchoices legislation. 

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Ethical Easter

We think of slavery as a relic of the past, a horror from the history books that has been mostly eradicated – and yet there are more slaves in the world today than at any other time in human history. The United Nations estimates that there are over 30 million slaves in the world, and that includes people who have been unlawfully trafficked into slavery. 

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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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