Get Active in Vic - the 'Fluro Fightback'
October 14 - 20 is Anti-Poverty Week and the National Union of Workers is going to get active and help to raise awareness of the growing number of people, including working people, that are living in poverty.
Our Union campaign, Jobs you can count on, is a campaign to unite all workers - whether permanent, casual, labour-hire or contract - all workers deserve security, dignity and respect at work. While there are growing reports of people in work living below the poverty line, the increase of workers in insecure working arrangements is also growing, and we believe that something has to be done about it!
So join us in raising public awareness of the link between insecure work and poverty!
We are going to highlight these issues in fluro high-vis - come and watch us play "insecure musical chairs".
We have asked hundreds of our casual members and they tell us what they really want is permanent work; work that means they can plan their future, apply for a loan to buy a home or a car, have rosters so they can enjoy their time off with family or friends and have the security of sick pay, holidays and annual leave. While insecure workers can be treated differently, without the same respect at work, we are all weaker.
WHO: NUW members, unionists and the wider community
WHAT: Wear high-vis fluro and fill the steps at Southern Cross Station
WHERE: Southern Cross Station, cnr Spencer and Bourke streets Melbourne
WHEN: 8am, Friday 19 October