March 2018 | ACTU to demand equal rights for casuals, gig economy and labour hire workers

Date: 20 March 2018

Source: The Guardian

Gig economy and labour hire workers should get the same minimum conditions as employees including access to unfair dismissal and collective bargaining, the Australian Council of Trade Unions will say.

The ACTU secretary, Sally McManus, will outline the ambitious demands of its Change the Rules campaign at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday, with policies for fair pay and secure work including a right for casuals to convert to permanent employment.

The campaign is backed by the largest advertising blitz the union movement has conducted since its 2007 Your Rights at Work campaign to end the Howard-era WorkChoices policy and will put pressure on Labor to seek a mandate for substantial industrial relations reform if it retakes government.