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Notice of Motion – Transport Sector

Mar 25, 2022 | Advocacy, Motions, News, Parliament

Today I gave notice that, on the next day of meeting, I will move —

That this House —

  • calls on the Government to establish a Tribunal comprised of industry experts to oversee all non-employee transport work and workers, regardless of label, in Victoria that will have the power to —
  • set minimum and enforceable standards, including pay and conditions, across a company, sector or industry;
  • enter into enforceable and certified collective agreements through a bargaining regime;
  • resolve any disputes, including unfair terminations of contract, through conciliation and arbitration;
  • review unfair contracts, including where the contracts become unfair in the course of operation;
  • further calls on the Government to —
  • ensure that there is an adequate enforcement regime underpinning the work of the Tribunal as well as appropriate auditing, training and education through the transport industry;
  • require the Tribunal to report back to the Government on the exercise of its powers in its first 12 months of operation, by no later than four months following the conclusion of the Tribunal’s first 12 months of operation; and
  • table the Tribunal’s report in the Legislative Council.

Notice of Motion

Today, I read in a motion, to start working towards setting a standard for those who aren’t covered by awards in the transport sector.


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