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Australian workers used to have secure jobs with secure pay.
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Too many workers have an insecure, unreliable job
Fewer rights at work, lower pay, no ability to plan for the future. Workers in this country used to have secure work they could count on.
Insecure work impacts everyone.
Almost a decade of consecutive Liberal governments has chipped away at workers’ rights to please big business. In the past few years, laws have been changed and workers' rights have been removed.
If we don't restore job stability soon, it will be too late.
Big business has more power than ever to remove reliable work and force workers into unstable, insecure jobs.
Australia used to have the most secure jobs in the world
Whether it’s casualised jobs with less rights, labour hire that underpays for the same job, part-time work without meaningful guaranteed hours, or years of low pay growth, insecure work is a serious problem for our community.
People with insecure work can’t plan their lives, struggle to pay their rent or mortgages, always worry if they’ll have enough to pay the weekly bills. Having a secure job is connected to so many basic things – mental health, food, housing.
When people don’t have stable or secure jobs, they have less money to spend in their local economy. This harms small local businesses and it holds us all back.
If workers don't have secure jobs, we can't look after the economy. When big business tries to remove job security, it hurts the economy for everyone.Sally McManus, ACTU Secretary
Union members enjoy more secure work
We believe that if you want things to change, then through strength in numbers, we can make it happen. Through real action, union members have more secure, reliable jobs, decent wages, and support if they need i
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Meet the workers
Real people. Real stories.
Aged care worker Sherree lives in fear; knowing one less shift could send her spiralling into poverty.Sherree's story
Rylee is an aged care nurse who just wants a secure job.Rylee's story
As Joey supports himself through uni with a casual job, he fears he may never see secure employment.Joey's story
Electrician Rob is a fly-in-fly-out worker in Townsville.Rob's story
We're building a better, brighter future
When workers join together in union, we can achieve amazing things.
By uniting together, workers can ensure that all workers have secure, stable work.
We need to rebuild the Australian economy and society, and make jobs more secure.Michele O'Neil, ACTU President
Secure jobs are worth fighting for
Australian workers used to have secure jobs with reliable pay. But too many Government decisions in favour of big business has removed job stability for millions of workers.