The growth in precarious and casual work is a problem across the world, but it’s especially acute in Australia. The National Union of Workers has a campaign to change this, and to fight for Jobs You Can Count On. Right now Australia is facing a casual …

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The growth in precarious and casual work is a problem across the world, but it’s especially acute in Australia. The National Union of Workers has a campaign to change this, and to fight for Jobs You Can Count On.

Right now Australia is facing a casual work crisis. The country has the highest level of insecure work in the developed world, and Australian casual workers have fewer rights and conditions than nearly every other developed country.

We need to stand up for casual workers so they are treated fairly at work and have a real opportunity to gain permanent work.

Did you know Australia has the fifth lowest protections for casual workers in the industrialised world?

Casual workers in countries like Turkey, Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Poland and Brazil all have greater rights and work protections than casual workers in Australia.

Clearly we can do much more to ensure our casual workers are paid fairly, have the right to convert to permanent work and are treated equally at work.

It’s why the Jobs You Can Count On Campaign is so important.

Visit the campaign page, and sign the pledge to stand with casual workers:

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“I pledge to stand up for jobs we can all count on at my worksite and in my community:

  • The right to be treated equally in all matters of employment; regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or whether someone is employed directly or through a labour-hire agency, because EVERY WORKER COUNTS!
  • The right to collectively organise and be unified, regardless of who your employer is, because UNITY IS STRENGTH.
  • The right to show loyalty to each other, whether an employer calls us casual or permanent, because ALL MEMBERS MAKE THE UNION STRONG.”

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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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