Albanese promises sick pay and annual leave for casual workers
Labor is making the pitch to casual workers promising job security with industrial relations reforms to provide ride share and food delivery drivers with sick and annual leave.
Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese says labor’s proposed workplace policy ‘The Secure Australian Jobs Plan’ would lead to more secure work for casual employees.
Under the proposal the Fair Work Commission would be given extra power to make sure casuals have greater protection and union busting organisations, like the Building and Construction Commission would be abolished
Mr Albanese says the next federal election will be about jobs rather than coronavirus.
Sally McManus from the Australian Council of Trade Unions told 6PR’s Oliver Peterson the proposed policy will take away the incentive for employers to use labour hire as a way of cutting wages.
“Quite often employers will hire people and call them casuals and they’ll work regular hours all the time and just not get all the rights”
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Workplace Relations’ Scott Barklamb disagrees with the plan.
Mr Barklamb told Oliver Peterson “all the policy will do is reduce the opportunities for casuals, reduce the opportunities for young people to enter work”
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