Survey shows young workers at risk
EML attended the Young Workers Centre’s launch of its young worker survey results – a snapshot of the issues facing young Australians.
Speaking at the event in Melbourne on 7 October were the Minister for Finance and Multicultural Affairs, Robin Scott; Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Luke Hilakari; and WorkSafe Victoria’s Chief Executive, Clare Amies.
Key findings from the survey of over 1,000 people aged 15-24 show that:
- More than half of those surveyed reported experiencing bullying or harassment at work.
- When asked to do work that wasn’t safe, 55% reported they did it anyway.
- Young women believe sexual harassment is "normalised" in their workplaces.
WorkSafe’s data shows that 49 young people aged 15-24 were injured every week in 2015/16.
EML supported the research as part of its commitment as a mutual organisation to fund programs and research that help Victorian employers create safer workplaces.
Read the Young Workers Centre’s report summary here.
Pictured at the launch, from left: Hon Robin Scott, Luke Hilakari, Clare Amies and Declan Collins, EML General Manager – Victoria.