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My rights at work

All workers in Victoria have rights at work. There are rules in place, which are governed by a number of different bodies in order to see employees’ rights and entitlements are protected. These rules can  be set out in industry awards, enterprise bargaining agreements (EBA), individual contracts or the National Employment Standards (NES).

All workers in Australia, regardless of your working visa status or citizenship, have a right to a safe workplace, minimum entitlements, and the right to be a member of a union.

Minimum entitlements are detailed in the National Employment Standards (NES), however many workers will enjoy entitlements above the NES detailed in their EBA. 

Australia also has a minimum wage, however the award wage, which changes per industry, may differ from the national minimum wage. It can be difficult to work out which piece of legislation details your wages, conditions and rights at work.

If you have a particular issue at work and want to find out more about your rights HACSU is here to help you. HACSU’s member portal offers has heaps of great industrial tools such as fact sheets and wage schedules. You can also get in contact with HACSU assist, who provide over the phone or online industrial advice and assistance for HACSU members. 

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