The ACTU’s response to the growth in long-term casual employment in Australia
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National Institute of Labour Studies
"The steady growth in the level of and nature of casual employment in Australia poses unique challenges for the union movement. With a quarter of Australian workers and a third of women in the workforce now employed as casuals, a fresh look at the union movement’s traditional response to casual employment is required. The ACTU has recognised the changes in the labour force and the need to adopt a strategy which protects the interests of casual employees, whilst maintaining and enhancing the interests of ongoing part-time and full-time employees. This article outlines one element of the ACTU strategy, the campaign for parental leave for long-term casuals."
Watts, R., 2001. The ACTU’s response to the growth in long-term casual employment in Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 137-149