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Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 01:30 PM · 8 rsvps
Bourke St Mall (near H&M)

Double Denim Double Standards in Bourke St Mall

Great news! There's been big progress over the weekend in the campaign to improve conditions for Madagascan dockworkers - so we're going to hold off on Thursdays planned action to see what happens.

Congratulations to everyone who was ready and raring to go for this action - your solidarity with Madagascan dockworkers made this happen!

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There's nothing like a good pair of jeans - but there's nothing good about the way Madagascan dockworkers in jeans brand Levi's supply chain are treated .

Workers loading Levi's products into ships to be distributed internationally are doing dangerous and dirty work - often for a little as $40 per month. It's not good enough - no matter where you are in the world, that's not a living wage. That's a slave wage.

We're joining forces with the International Transport Federation to demand Levi's expand its standards for suppliers to include the Madagascan dockworkers.

Come visit us from 1:30pm - 3:30pm on Thursday in Bourke Street Mall as we bring our denim-themed (yep!) social media photo booth to life in our finest Canadian tuxedos to highlight Levi's supply chain double standard! 

PS - Want to help run the photobooth? Email eshepherd@vthc.org.au to volunteer!


Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 44 rsvps
Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall

The Great Wage Rip-Off

When everyone from 7-Eleven to Swimland to George Calombaris (of Masterchef fame) have been caught ripping off - sorry, "underpaying" - their workers, things can feel a little hopeless, right?

Jess Walsh is United Voice's Victorian secretary. She represents some of our lowest paid workers in the fight for a better future. 

Jasmin Ashton is a former cafe worker who took on a boss who was underpaying her and her coworkers - and won!

Joo-Cheong Tham is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne whose work focuses on the regulation of precarious work and temporary migrant work in Australia

Join Jess, Jasmin, and Joo-Cheong as we talk wage theft, "underpayment", and how we win at work.

RSVP by May 2 for catering purposes. 

The Young Workers Centre strives to run inclusive and accessible events. Please contact Keelia Fitzpatrick at kfitzpatrick@vthc.org.au to discuss any necessary accessibility requirements.


Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 51 rsvps
Trades Hall Loading Bay

Budget in the Loading Bay

Back by popular demand: it's Budget in the Loading Bay 2017!

In 2016, the Federal government gave us PaTH - the widely panned "Prepare, Hire, Trial" scheme which would see businesses paid $1000 and young people paid at little as $4 an hour to, you know, work. It also saw a freeze on GP co-payments (meaning that it's become more expensive to see a GP) and an increase on the amount of tax paid by young people in Australia on Working Holiday Visas. 

What surprises does the Government have in store for young workers in the 2017 Federal Budget?

Join us from 7pm in the Loading Bay at Trades Hall (enter via Victoria Street) as we watch the 2017 Federal Budget over snacks, bevvies, and a bit of Budget Bingo!

RSVP by May 7 for catering purposes

The Young Workers Centre strives to run inclusive and accessible events. Please contact Keelia Fitzpatrick at kfitzpatrick@vthc.org.au to discuss any necessary accessibility requirements.

Please note that this event is for young people aged 30 and under.

 


Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 12 rsvps
Quilt Room @ Trades Hall

Campaigns Training

What does it take to win a campaign? Join Young Workers Centre campaign organisers Rose and Nadia as they take you through everything you need to know to stand up and win your campaign!

Spots are strictly limited to young Victorians aged 30 and under. 

The Young Workers Centre strives to run inclusive and accessible events. Please contact Nadia Montague at nmontague@vthc.org.au to discuss any necessary accessibility requirements.

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