Union in pay push

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

FAIRER pay and greater job se­cu­rity will be the fo­cus of a mas­sive union cam­paign as the na­tion’s peak work­ers’ body takes on big busi­ness.

The Aus­tralian Coun­cil of Trade Unions (ACTU) will to­day launch an eight-week na­tion­wide ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign, which will de­pict fam­i­lies grap­pling with the con­se­quences of ca­su­alised work and lack of pay.

The ad­ver­tise­ments, which will run on TV, ra­dio, print, bill­boards and on­line, will call on work­ing peo­ple to join the move­ment to put pres­sure on gov­ern­ments to change the rules to im­prove job se­cu­rity.

ACTU sec­re­tary Sally Mc­Manus said the cam­paign was the big­gest since the Your Rights at Work cam­paign of a decade ago. “Prof­its are up, but work­ing peo­ple are strug­gling to get a pay rise,” she said.

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