What's On

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Trades Hall

Wage Theft: Situation Room

We've got a bit of a situation on our hands.

Wage theft is endemic. Young workers are losing out on their penalty rates, overtime pay, superannuation - hell, there's thousands of young people who aren't even being paid the minimum wage thanks to greedy bosses.

And the worst part? Even when a boss does get caught out for wage theft, all they get is a slap on the wrist - pay back the money, maybe a fine. They're free, even repeat offenders, to do it again and again and again.

If a worker was caught stealing money from the til, they'd be sacked and face criminal action. It's not right that there's one rule for them and another rule for us.

Join us to plan the campaign as we fight to follow in the footsteps of South Australia, Tasmania, and New South Wales and get criminalising wage theft on the agenda for this state election.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Queensberry Hotel

Young Workers Pub Trivia!

It's time to put all that not-so-useless knowledge to the test at our very first social event for 2018: Young Workers Pub Trivia!

When did the Melbourne Demons last win a premiership? What's the minimum wage? Which song won the Triple J Hottest 100 in 1997?

Join us as we put your knowledge and skills to the test over a pot and parma at the Queensberry Hotel. It's the perfect way to kick off 2018 and get ready for another massive year of activism (and win some sick prizes!)

Entry is FREE but spots are limited. Drinks and food at bar prices.


Please note: teams of up to 5 and individuals are welcome to register.

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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!