Changing the rules for working people is at the top of the list this festive season for the peak body for working people.
Union volunteers will campaign at major train, bus, and tram hubs – as well as street and market stalls – in the lead-up to the holiday season on December 5 and 6.
Volunteers will be talking to working people about the need to change the rules and hearing their concerns about the lack of jobs they can count on, and how the wages crisis is impacting on them.
Australia still has the highest proportion of temporary work in the developed world, casual workers still aren’t getting a fair go, and more permanent jobs are being made insecure.
Working people have been saying that they have not received fair pay rises under the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government.
Quotes attributable to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus:
“Changing the rules so working people get a fair go is at the top of our list this summer.
“We need jobs we can count on. Australia has the highest proportion of temporary work in the developed world, casual workers aren’t getting a fair go, and permanent jobs are being made insecure.
“This festive season, Australia needs a pay rise; working people are struggling to stay ahead of the cost of living.
“This year, we’ve seen record numbers of working people take to the streets across the country – and the message is clear: The Morrison Government’s out-of-touch obsession with trickle-down economics is failing. It’s time to Change the Rules.”