The insecure work crisis is hitting the workers of Tasmania hard.
- Tasmania has the highest level of casual work (26.6%) in the country – that’s 4.7% higher than the national average.
- Tasmanian workers earn 13% less than the Australian median weekly wage.
- One in three workers in Tasmania are on insecure work arrangements including casual, independent contractor or fixed term contracts.
Insecure work puts people’s lives on hold. It puts tremendous financial and emotional strain on families struggling to make ends meet or balance work life commitments. It also makes planning and saving for the future often impossible.
It also hurts all of us. Workers in insecure work and on low pay can’t support their community and local businesses.
Insecure work has also made it harder for communities to fight the pandemic. Workers lacking job security and fair pay will face greater barriers to take time off work to get tested and isolate or vaccinated if they are under serious financial stress and lack job security. This will be an acute challenge for Tasmania should Covid-19 take hold.
Tasmanian workers deserve secure work they can count on.
That’s why Australian Unions are campaigning for the Government to restore rights and job security for all workers, before it’s too late.
Join our campaign to restore job security
Australian workers used to have secure jobs with secure pay. Join us and together we can restore job stability for all.