Parts of Melbourne’s CBD were brought to a standstill today as tens of thousands of people rallied in support of the ACTU’s push to increase the minimum wage. and improvements in conditions for casual workers. NUTTCHANOK CHIAMSAKUL reports.
Casual employment figures look relatively healthy from the outside, but the hard truth is that people on lower incomes are also those with the least access to benefits such as sick leave and job security. In fact, 65 per cent of hospitality workers receive no paid entitlements. By JASON WALLS The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ most recent employee earnings … Continue reading Glass half empty for working poor