ACTU President addressing Unions NSW this Thursday
ACTU President Ged Kearney will address the Unions NSW Council meeting (6pm, Thursday 17 November), to speak more about the inquiry into insecure work and the Secure Jobs, Better Future campaign.
She said the inquiry had been commissioned to examine the extent of insecure work and its impact on workers, their families and the community, and to provide recommendations on measures that can be taken to address any problems that are identified.
“We know that insecure work – casual employment, fixed or short-term contracts, labour hire, and contracting – makes up about 40% of the workforce,” Ms Kearney said. “Casual employment alone has almost doubled in 25 years.”
Submissions to the inquiry will be able to be lodged on the campaign website, securejobs.org.au, or by phoning a special insecure work hotline on 1300 362 223 (toll free).