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Here are some recent articles from our team.

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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Herstory Hackathon

Have you ever used Wikipedia to quickly find answers to those niggling questions or to settle a debate? Most of us have, in fact it’s the seventh most popular website worldwide. But have you ever contributed to Wikipedia as an editor?  The chances are that if you’re a woman or girl, you’re much less likely to say yes than your male friends: for every one female editor on English Wikipedia, there are over 5 male editors.  

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YWC at O Week

Starting uni for the first time can be super exciting.  We’ve seen it first hand at our stalls across all the major Victorian universities!

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How to Launch the Young Workers Centre

350 people packed out the original Victoria St wing of Trades Hall to celebrate the launch of the Young Workers Centre on Wednesday night – but the actual work had started months ago.

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Union Summer Gets the Interns Australia Seal of Approval

Unpaid work masquerading as “internships” is a massive issue for young workers – and one that we take very seriously. 

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It’s Getting Hot in Here (but please don’t take off all your personal protective equipment)

There’s plenty of great things about summer – but having to go to work on those scorching 35 degree days isn’t one of them.


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Young workers forced to choose between conditions and pay

It's a sad day when young workers have to choose between taking home a mere $11.86 per hour or sick leave, annual leave, and their workplace safety nets.

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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!

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