Fight the Anti-Worker Bill!
The Morrison Government chose to support businesses not workers during the pandemic and left over a million casual and migrant workers out in the cold. Now they want to ram through changes to workplace laws that will push more people into precarious work, cut pay and conditions, and limit our power to fight back. We can’t let this happen. Join with us to fight back.
The Morrison Government’s harsh new anti-worker laws will make work more insecure and more unfair for all workers now and into the future and will damage our economy and society by taking money out of the pockets of young workers. This is the most serious attack on workers’ rights in a generation. If we don’t stop these laws, our society and our work will be less fair and secure in the future.
Together we can build a powerful movement to stop these attacks on young workers and our future. Sign the petition or tell us your story on the form below so we can make a powerful collective submission to the Senate Committee which is examining the proposed laws.
These proposed laws must be completely fixed so that no worker is worse off, or they must be completely rejected.
The Morrison Government’s proposed new anti-worker laws will:
* allow employers to cut pay and conditions by removing protections that currently require all Agreements to make you better off in dollar terms than the Award and the National Employment standards safety-net. Under the new laws, Agreements will be able to go BELOW THE SAFETY NET.
* give employers more power to change your working hours, location and conditions to improve their business bottom line even if they haven’t been affected by the corona virus crisis – this is flexibility but it’s all for the employers’ benefit.
* make low paid, precarious jobs the new standard of work for all Australians by giving employers power to make any job casual. Despite the Morrison Government saying the laws will help casuals become permanent, they do the opposite. If the employer says ‘no’, there’s nothing you can do about it – a right is worth nothing if you can’t enforce it.
* cut pay such as overtime rates for many part-time workers.
These changes are not the reasonable, minor adjustments that the Morrison Government wants you to believe. These changes give more power to employers, strip rights from workers and damage the economy and our futures by making everyone except bosses worse off.
Check out our Quick Explainer to find out more about how the anti-worker laws would impact you.
We’re fighting back. Join us!
1. Tell us your story using the form below. Your submission will be included with other young workers in a powerful collective Young Workers Centre submission to the Senate Committee. Check out the explainer below the form.
2. Join our campaign. We are young workers organising a powerful movement. We’re taking action to stop the Morrison Government from destroying our future.
3. Sign the petition. Register your opposition to these anti-worker laws.
3. Talk to your friends, family and coworkers about what the Morrison Government is proposing and how it will impact all Australian workers, now and in the future. Check out our Quick Explainer here.
Your submission to the Senate Committee
Tips for making a good submission:
* Talk from your personal experience about what affects you and your family and friends. What’s your experience been of insecure, casual work?
* Some questions to think about:
* The Bill will make it easier for employers to make more jobs casual just by saying they are – what has been the negative impact of insecure, casual work on you, your family or friends?
* The Bill will make it easier for employers to strip away conditions, like penalty rates and overtime and cut your pay by ramming through substandard workplace Agreements without giving you the information you need to consider the changes before voting. Currently any workplace Agreement has to make you Better Off Overall than the Award but this test is being cut. What impact do you think bosses having more power to cut pay and conditions would have on you at work?
Not sure what to say or how to do it? Get in touch and we’ll help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make your own independent submission direct to the Senate
If you would like to make a separate, direct submission to the Committee, you can send it through either email or post or using their online submission form.
For more about how to make your own Senate Committee submission, go here. If your submission is accepted, it may be published online. You can ask for your published submission to not include your name.
By email: email@example.com
[Name of committee]
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
CANBERRA ACT 2600