Union in pay push
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.