Assistance while Union works remotely
Jul15

Assistance while Union works remotely

With the announcement by the Premier on 15 July that non-essential business activity will be shut down, the Union has made the decision that staff will work remotely beginning 16 July 2021. Staff will work remotely in an effort to reduce the risk of exposure and spread and to comply with the direction being taken by the Premier on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer. The Union continues to operate with our staff working...

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Important changes to your rights at work in Victoria
Jul12

Important changes to your rights at work in Victoria

The Victorian Government has introduced some very important changes to workplace laws which are significant improvements on your rights at work. It took some time and a lot of advocacy and campaigning, but the Victorian Government finally enacted two important changes – the introduction of wage theft laws and changes to workers’ compensation to acknowledge mental health injuries and support. From 1 July, both of these important...

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NAIDOC Week 2021
Jul07

NAIDOC Week 2021

This week is NAIDOC Week and the theme this year is Heal Country and one of the first ways to heal country is to know the name of the country Australia’s first people call the land on which you work and live. It’s also a great theme that reminds us all about the need to consider our impact on the land, water and air; and the important connection that Australia’s first people have with the land.  NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to...

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Coalition interferes in your retirement savings
Jul07

Coalition interferes in your retirement savings

In late June, the Morrison Government partnered with One Nation and Centre Alliance to pass the Your Future, Your Super Bill. The Bill will change the operation of default funds, introduce performance benchmarking for some funds, and significantly change the regulations that not-for-profit superannuation funds must comply with. Currently as you change jobs or careers, if you don’t elect otherwise, you will join the workplace default...

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Morrison coming for your rights after undermining superannuation
Jul06

Morrison coming for your rights after undermining superannuation

The Morrison Government is working to revive its anti-worker agenda as employer groups take advantage of the pandemic. The big business lobby are pushing hard for a revival of the IR Omnibus Bill, which would have made drastic changes to enterprise bargaining. This is despite the worst of the Bill being opposed by the Greens, Labor and crossbench in the Senate, along with strong pressure from the public and unions, forcing the...

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Leadership scholarships for women in the health sector
Jun24

Leadership scholarships for women in the health sector

Women & Leadership Australia is offering professional development scholarships for Victorian Psychologists Association. The scholarships are open to women across the health sector and we encourage you to share this opportunity with your staff and members. Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) supports emerging, middle, and senior women leaders across all sectors and industries. Our career-defining leadership programs bring...

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