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Secure Jobs and Life Campaign Launch
Following the May Day Parade and Fair in Fremantle, UnionsWA today announced details of its Secure Jobs and Life campaign for the September federal election and beyond.
Meredith Hammat, Secretary UnionsWA said:
“The impact on family and health of insecure jobs and long and irregular hours of work will be a major focus for WA unions for the September federal election and beyond.
“Insecure jobs crowd out life as people have financial fears and are forced to work unpredictable and irregular hours.
“Tony Abbott wants to cut penalty rates meaning work will further invade the weekends and night time for working people.  The low paid will be even worse off.
“Privatisation and out-sourcing means poorer services and less accountability as well as job insecurity for poorly paid carers and other service providers.
“Having privatised the Commonwealth Employment Services when he was a Minister, Tony Abbott has form when it comes to privatisation.  While at the Cabinet table he agreed to WorkChoices.
“Employers and government need to understand that we work to live, not live to work.
“West Australians work hard, based on recent figures from the ABS it is estimated that 90,000 West Australians work overtime without being paid.
“Compared with OECD countries, Australia has the highest average full-time working hours for employees at 44 hours per week while about 129 million days of annual leave are untaken.
“According to the ABS there are currently 227,000 WA working people without holiday or sick leave entitlements at all.  Around half of these are independent contractors.
“Where workers have no access to annual leave or people aren't able to take their leave, tourist and hospitality industries in places like Fremantle, are hit hard.
“Our grassroots campaign will involve unions talking to their members, encouraging them to think about who will deliver secure jobs and income and a fair go for a life outside of work.”
Meredith Hammat is available for comment.
For more information contact: Philip O’Donoghue 0417 923 029 or podonoghue@unionswa.com.au

Following the May Day Parade and Fair in Fremantle, UnionsWA today announced details of its Secure Jobs and Life campaign for the September federal election and beyond.


Meredith Hammat, Secretary UnionsWA said:

“The impact on family and health of insecure jobs and long and irregular hours of work will be a major focus for WA unions for the September federal election and beyond.

“Insecure jobs crowd out life as people have financial fears and are forced to work unpredictable and irregular hours.

“Tony Abbott wants to cut penalty rates meaning work will further invade the weekends and night time for working people.  The low paid will be even worse off.

“Privatisation and out-sourcing means poorer services and less accountability as well as job insecurity for poorly paid carers and other service providers. 

“Having privatised the Commonwealth Employment Services when he was a Minister, Tony Abbott has form when it comes to privatisation.  While at the Cabinet table he agreed to WorkChoices. “Employers and government need to understand that we work to live, not live to work. 

“West Australians work hard, based on recent figures from the ABS it is estimated that 90,000 West Australians work overtime without being paid. “Compared with OECD countries, Australia has the highest average full-time working hours for employees at 44 hours per week while about 129 million days of annual leave are untaken.  

“According to the ABS there are currently 227,000 WA working people without holiday or sick leave entitlements at all.  Around half of these are independent contractors.

“Where workers have no access to annual leave or people aren't able to take their leave, tourist and hospitality industries in places like Fremantle, are hit hard.

“Our grassroots campaign will involve unions talking to their members, encouraging them to think about who will deliver secure jobs and income and a fair go for a life outside of work.”

Meredith Hammat is available for comment.

 
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