Job security

Spotlight on Job Insecurity: South Eastern NSW

Date Published: 30/11/2021
Category: Job security

Workers with insecure jobs have fewer rights, lower pay and limited ability to plan for the future. Read the report into insecure work in FNQ

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/30/spotlight-on-job-insecurity-se-nsw/

Spotlight on Secure jobs & Wages: Central Queensland

Date Published: 21/10/2021
Category: Job security

Insecure work is at crisis levels in central Queensland.  Nearly 4 in 10 workers (38.7%) are in casual work. 1 in 2 workers in central Queensland no longer have a permanent job. Mining and manufacturing companies have been deliberately replacing permanent jobs with insecure ones.  Insecure work is incredibly prevalent in central Queensland. The region is…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/21/insecure-work-central-qld/

Join the global call for secure jobs on World Day for Decent Work

Date Published: 04/10/2021
Category: Economic recovery Job security

This World Day for Decent Work, unions around the world are calling on Governments to protect secure work. Will you join them?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/04/world-day-for-decent-work/

Record number of Australians working more than one job to survive

Date Published: 28/09/2021
Category: Job security

A new report has revealed a record number of Australians working more than one job to survive.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/28/record-multi-jobs/

“Essential workers” or just “essential work”? The cruel risks of automation in a pandemic

Date Published: 24/09/2021
Category: Economic recovery Job security Working life

As big companies move towards automation for profit, we must ensure essential workers are not treated as expendable, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/24/cruel-risks-of-automation-in-a-pandemic/

Spotlight on Job Insecurity and Wages: Far North Queensland

Date Published: 23/09/2021
Category: Job security

Workers with insecure jobs have fewer rights, lower pay and limited ability to plan for the future. Read the report into insecure work in FNQ

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/23/spotlight-on-job-insecurity-fnq/

Spotlight on Job Insecurity and Wages: Tasmania

Date Published: 02/09/2021
Category: Analysis Job security

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,…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/02/spotlight-on-job-insecurity-and-wages-tasmania/

A win for workers—and another betrayal by the Morrison Government

The Morrison Government’s IR Bill passed the Senate yesterday, stripped of all but one of its major provisions. This was a win for unions, workers, and the community who campaigned against the changes, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/19/a-win-for-workers-and-another-betrayal-by-the-morrison-government/

Meet Mark: an imbalance of power

Date Published: 17/03/2021
Category: Industrial Relations Job security Working life

Imagine getting laid-off over Christmas, abandoned by your employer, left with nothing while the bills stack up.

It’s a nightmare scenario, but for Mark and 300 of his colleagues, it was all too real.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/17/meet-mark-an-imbalance-of-power/

Meet Sherree: one cut from poverty

One shift can make all the difference for aged care worker Sherree Clarke. But in the midst of a pandemic, she actually saw fewer of them.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/10/meet-sherree-one-cut-from-poverty/