International student work rights
Workplace exploitation does happen, but it does not mean we should accept it. During COVID-19, many people have lost their job and will take whatever is out there even if they are underpaid. Workplace exploitation is more common than ever. If you are one of the victims, it may be the time to take action.
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has provided the detailed information to assist students to understand, recognise, and act against workplace exploitation. It has been translated into a number of key languages. It follows research showing the importance of in-language information for students, including in Hindi, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish, and Portuguese.
You can access the translated versions here: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/covid-19-resource-hub/student-workplace-rights/workplace-rights
If you are not sure if you are underpaid, you can use the P.A.C.T calculator to find out if your employer does everything right by you.
If you believe you have been taken advantages of at work, please speak up! Let us work together against workplace exploitation!
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