Victorian fair jobs code announced

Employers across Melton and Moorabool that provide fair labour standards and put their staff first could see themselves being rewarded from the State Government.

On Wednesday, August 10, Minister for industry support and recovery, Ben Carroll announced the Victorian Fair Jobs Code that will apply to suppliers who bid for goods and services, construction projects worth upwards of $3 million and subcontractors with contracts of $10 million or more.

Businesses applying for significant business expansion grants of $500,000 or more from the Government will also need to comply with the Code.

Coming into effect on December 1, the code is designed to promote workplace equity, diversity and job security for employees.

Businesses can apply for a Pre-Assessment certificate prior to December 1 to ensure they are in line with the code.

Minister Carroll said, “The Fair Jobs Code will encourage businesses to provide job security and establish safe workplaces for Victorian workers – creating better jobs and boosting economic activity across the state.”