national employment standards

Paid pandemic leave – what is it and why do we need it?

Date Published: 10/08/2020 Category: Covid-19 Opinion Workers rights

In what’s been an already devasting year, it’s fair to say Victorians have had an especially rough week.

owed money

Date Published: 13/02/2014 Category: Opinion Workers rights

Kate asks: I have constantly been underpaid since starting in my current position.

Non family related leave

Date Published: 10/02/2014 Category: Opinion

Joan asks: Is it possible to get extra leave for things aren’t family related? Like moving house or taking an animal to the vet?Extra leave, which isn’t covered by the NES (such as moving leave or pet related leave) is the sort of entitlement that can be negotiated for by a union in an Enterprise  Bargaining Agreement.