21October2014

Join in the 2009 Eureka Stockade (1854) Commemoration

 Friday Friday 27 November 5.30 pmState Library StepsCnr Swanston & La Trobe Sts, Melbourne"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties." Eureka Stockade Rebel's Oath November 1854 .Continue the spirit of the Eureka rebellion for justice, democratic rights and sovereignity (155 years on) in today's Australia! stand up for the rights of working people and communities defend civil liberties support Australia's Indigenous

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Protest - Loss of Human Rights on 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

Thursday 10th December 2009 @ 5:30pm – 8:00pmStart 5:30 – Rally at the steps of Parliament to protest the loss of our Human Rights especially workers Rights, Aboriginal Rights and Refugee Rights which have dominated the Australian political landscape under a Howard / Rudd Government. We all wear some black as a color theme - to mourn the loss of our Human Rights7:00 – VTHC Ballroom – Speakers - addressing Human Rights Issues. Drinks and light refreshments. 8:30 -

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Anti ABCC Campaign cranks up a notch

By Brian Boyd, VTHC Secretary30th October 2009Across Australia, rallies and protests occurred in support of Ark Tribe the S.A. building worker who fronted his latest court case today in Adelaide.  The AUSTRALIAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION COMMISSION (ABCC), created by the Howard government and maintained by the Rudd / Gillard government, is taking Mr Tribe to court for refusing to participate in a secret interrogation by the building industry’s industrial police force.  CFMEU member

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National OHS model laws - protest action to continue

By Brian Boyd, VTHC Secretary15 October 2009 A well attended VTHC affiliates meeting yesterday endorsed ongoing activities to support efforts to win the best OHS national laws possible, during the current moves to ‘harmonise’ Australia’s multitude of OHS legislation.   The meeting called for updated material on the outstanding concerns, paid radio ads during the current ‘public comment’ phase and a lunch time protest action at the upcoming Victorian OHS Health

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National OHS Harmonisation - Campaign for best practice continues....

By Brian Boyd, VTHC Secretary 1st October 2009 Back on the 28th September the Federal Government, through the Workplace Relations Minister’s Council, released for public comment a proposed new OHS national model law. The six weeks ‘public comment’ period gives the trade union movement an opportunity to promote and enhance its campaign to win the best OHS ‘harmonisation' laws possible.  OHS in the workplace is a ‘bread and butter’ issue for trade unions.

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Huge Melbourne Union Rally Demands "Best Practice" National OHS Laws - 1st September 2009

1 September 2009By Brian Boyd, VTHC SecretaryToday over 7,000 workers marched on the Victorian Parliament in Spring St Melbourne.  They were led by a large contingent of women unionists who had gathered earlier in the day to push for equal pay.They called on the Brumby ALP Government to insist that their federal government counterparts make the best laws possible in the national ‘harmonisation’ process for OHS law.Both rank and file Health and Safety delegates and union officials

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OHS National Model Laws - Not Good Enough - Mass Meeting

19 August 2009A huge turn out of Victorian workplace Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s) and job delegates attended the VTHC organised mass meeting today at Storey Hall RMIT.     The meeting was provided with an overview of national and Victorian issues by Brian Boyd, Trades Hall Council Secretary and Geoff Fary, ACTU Assistant Secretary.In particular, Brian Boyd warned that the Federal government’s own work safety targets will already not be met

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National OHS ‘harmonisation’ process – ongoing campaign

24 July 2009 The VTHC Executive Council has recently re-iterated that as part of the ongoing national campaign to achieve a better outcome out of National OHS harmonisation, the VTHC contribution will be, to call:a) An All Unions' Delegates and OHS Reps Rally 10.00 amWednesday, 19th August 2009Location: Storey Hall Auditorium RMIT, Level 5336-342 Swanston StMelbourneb) OHS National Model Laws - Not Good Enough! - ALL AFFILIATES RALLY TUESDAY 1st September 2009ASSEMBLE: 10.00 am - TRADES

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AFL "Eureka" Game at MCG - Honours Workers - Sunday 19th July 2009

19 July 2009By Brian Boyd, VTHC SecretaryIn 2008 the AFL conducted the inaugural “Eureka Game” between North Melbourne and Richmond Football clubs.The brainchild of AFL veteran Kevin Sheedy, the aim of the match is to celebrate the working people of Australia. He hopes the annual event will become “one of the great days of Australian sport”.As with last year, the VTHC was asked to support and promote the Eureka Game this year. AFL football fans at the MCG witnessed the

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