The ACTU will be a key sponsor of a conference about the key issues and policy questions that have arisen from economic and workplace change over the past decade.
The Future of Work: trends and challenges in the contemporary workplace conference will look at:
The conference has been organised by ACIRRT and the ACTU. The aim of the conference is to inform, and stimulate debate amongst conference delegates and the broader community about the key issues and policy questions that have arisen due to economic and workplace change over the past decade. Key issues to be addressed will include casualisation, contracting out, longer working hours, work and family pressures, workloads, training and skills issues and the growth in low paid jobs.
Speakers include Greg Combet, ACTU; Helen Creed, LHMU; Ged Cowin, ANF; John Buchanan, ACIRRT; Peter McDonald, ANU; Barbara Pocock, Adelaide University; Bob Gregory, ANU; Michael Pusey, University of New South Wales, Sol Lebovic, NewsPoll; Paul Kelly, The Australian; Geoff Dixon, QANTAS; Geoff Polites, Ford; Mr Michael Raper, ACOSS.
Conference participants will receive a copy of the Future of Work book produced by ACIRRT which will be launched at the conference.
Union places at the conference will cost $125 a head and can be booked through ACIRRT on 02 9351 5626.
There is an outline of some of the key challenges facing Australian working families investigated in the Future of Work on the ACTU website.