05 Jun
Union members support employer right to hire and fire

Recent polling data taken by Victorian Chamber shows that a majority of union members support the right to fair dismissal of workers not pulling their weight.

A poll question was asked of 800 Victorians by GPS Research in March 2009 – the proposition was “In the current economic climate small business employers need the ability to sack workers who are not pulling their weight”.

The results show that:

• 70% of respondents overall agree with the proposition. 26% disagree, 5% don’t know.


01 Apr
Peninsula Link - good for business

The announcement that expressions of interest are being sought by the Victorian Government to build the Peninsula Link toll-free with the project anticipated to start this year is positive in the current climate.

After all there are significant problems on roads in the south-eastern suburbs and the Peninsula due to the traffic bottlenecks caused in Frankston where EastLink ends. The current traffic woes are causing lengthy delays for commuters, local business people and those in the transport sector.


30 Mar
'No Leave, No Life' launch

A new program 'No Leave, No Life'  launched by the Federal Government today will encourage employees to dip into the stockpile of annual leave they have accumulated and take a domestic holiday.

In Victoria full-time employees have a total of 29,955,000 days of annual leave accrued 24 per cent of all annual leave in Australia.


25 Mar
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