All workers in Victoria have rights at work. There are rules in place, which are governed by several different bodies to protect employees’ rights and entitlements. 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 their working visa status or citizenship, have a right to a safe workplace, minimum entitlements, and the right to be a union member.
Minimum national entitlements are detailed in the National Employment Standards (NES). Above the NES sits the award system, which sets out minimum wages and conditions per industry. However, many workers will enjoy entitlements above the NES & awards described in their EBA — fought for by union members.
It can be challenging 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 learn more about your rights, HACSU is here to help you. HACSU’s member portal offers 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.
Join HACSU today to access these great member benefits.