Safe and secure work
Having safe and secure work is foundational to an inclusive society.
All Victorians deserve to come home safely to their families after work, and to work in jobs with fair wages and conditions.
To support this, the Social Procurement Framework provides a set of principles for companies that seek to work with the Victorian Government.
These principles send the clear message that high standards for workplace safety and industrial practices are the norm rather than the exception.
The stories in this report are great examples of how we are building a more just and inclusive Victoria.
The Victorian Government's Code of Conduct for its suppliers
The Victorian Government has a Code of Conduct for its suppliers to ensure that their businesses and supply chains meet expectations around integrity, conflict of interest, corporate governance, labour and human rights, health and safety and environmental management.
In particular, the government believes that all workers in its supply chain must be treated with dignity and respect, and paid fair wages.
Suppliers are expected to provide a fair and ethical workplace, which upholds high standards of human rights and integrates appropriate labour and human rights policies and practices into its business.
They must not bully, harass, victimise, abuse or discriminate against any worker and have an obligation to identify modern slavery practices in their supply chains.
No one deserves to be injured at work, and all suppliers must demonstrate how they comply with workplace health and safety laws.
Suppliers must also show how they minimise the environmental impact of their operations, including managing waste, using energy and resources efficiently and reducing the risk of pollution, loss of biodiversity, damage to ecosystems and greenhouse gas emissions.
Short story: Relationships Australia provides mediation training for the Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority
Relationships undertakes counselling, support and training and education services. As part of its engagement with the Emergency Services Telecommunications (ESTA), it provided mediation training qualifications for some ESTA leaders.
This enables ESTA to proactively offer mediation as an option available to internal staff as part of the revised ESTA Zero Tolerance to Bullying Policy.
As a result, ESTA now has qualified mediators in the workplace who can offer mediation and conflict resolution in a safe and timely manner.
Reviewed 05 October 2022