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We’re Proud to Support the Campaign for Reliable Jobs
- Only 49% of casual workers work 30-40 hours per week.
- A further 18% work 20-30 hours.
- In contrast, 80% of workers want reliable, permanent jobs.
Under Australia’s workplace law, casuals have fewer employment rights and entitlements and are vulnerable to dismissal and shabby treatment if injured. Casual workers are also often engaged under labour-hire arrangements, which are often uncertain and unpredictable in nature.
The National Union of Workers is making a stand against the growing menace of temporary, shifting work that deprives people of proper employment.
RCT stands with the NUW in offering legal counsel and support to the campaign.
You too can support the campaign at jobsyoucancounton.com.au
Legal facts you should know
- Most labour hire workers have no unfair dismissal rights if sacked.
- Casual workers are not entitled to paid personal leave, compassionate leave, or annual leave.
- Casual workers have no right to regular hours of work.
- Employers do not have to give casual workers notice of termination or redundancy pay.
- Casual workers can only take parental leave if they have been regularly employed for more than 12 months.
- Casual and labour hire workers are far less likely to be returned to work after suffering injuries.
- Casual workers often have less entitlements to workers compensation benefits given they have often have no set arrangement for pre-injury earnings and may have more than one employer.