Secure Jobs. Better Future is a national campaign by the ACTU, supported by the AMWU, to improve the rights and working lives of the 40% of the Australian workforce employed in insecure work.
Contact the AMWU helpdesk for more information on 1300 732 698 or email Sally Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
The past few decades have witnessed a dramatic and disturbing growth of insecure jobs in Australia. More and more workers in Australia have jobs that have irregular and unpredictable working hours and pay, inferior rights and entitlements (including limited or no access to paid leave), and no job security.
Unions have a fundamental role to play in protecting the jobs and rights of workers and coming up with solutions and a vision for good jobs.
Insecure work can be experienced by all workers. However particular groups of workers are more likely to experience insecure work, including those in casual and fixed-term employment, seasonal work, contract work and labour hire. In Australia today, only about 60% of workers are in full or part-time ongoing employment.
That leaves about 40% in insecure jobs.
Get more information, join the campaign and spread the word at www.securejobs.org.au