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Here are some recent articles from our team.

Campaign Kick Off

The federal election is coming up really fast. There are a range of issues that affect young workers, that they feel passionate about. It can feel like there’s so much going on that it’s overwhelming!

That’s why we’re getting together on March 6 at the Workers Club in Fitzroy to decide on the issues and campaigns that we want the Young Workers Centre to focus on in the lead-up to the election.

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Cash in hand - out of hand

It’s that most dreaded of phrases at work ‘we only pay in cash, that way you don’t have to pay tax!’

Upon hearing this, it’s time for you to turn tail and bail out of there, and report them to the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Australian Tax Office for good measure.

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Naughty or nice?

Find out which list your favourite venues made this year!

Exploitative bosses have been in abundance this year, but the great thing is that they can no longer hide! Our activists have been calling out dodgy bosses all year – here’s a roundup of our Wage Theft Naughty or Nice List for 2018.

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Retail workers are human beings- be nice at Christmas time!

It’s the festive season, and it can be easy to get a little hot under the collar. You’ve got Christmas carols in your head, you’re stuck on gift ideas and the queues at the shops are ridiculous. But hold up, don’t take that anger out when you get to the counter.

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It's a closedown period and I need help!

The Young Workers Centre will be closed for the summer break from Friday 20 December 2019 until Monday 13 January 2020.

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Mabo Decision: 25 Years Later

This year, 3 June marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark Mabo decision of Australia’s High Court.

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What Does The Budget Mean For Young People?

It’s that special time of year again. The air is frosty and people come together, huddled around TV and computer screens screeching with displeasure. No ,I’m not talking about Christmas. That’s right – it’s Federal Budget time.

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It started with a petition. It lead to a win.

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What's an apprenticeship/traineeship?

What are they?

Traineeships and apprenticeships are training programs run for workers to gain trade or certificate qualifications while they working. Traineeships and apprenticeships can be run both onsite and offsite, usually in collaboration with certified training organisations. 

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Know Your Rights: Christmas Casuals

A LOT of businesses are hiring extra workers to cover the busy holiday period – usually referred to as Christmas casuals. A very quick glance at a job-seeking website immediately brought up over 200 Christmas casual vacancies just within Melbourne.

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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!)