Australia used to have the most secure, reliable jobs in the world
Whether it’s casual jobs with fewer rights, fixed term contracts or labour
hire arrangements that undercut pay and conditions for all, insecure work
is a serious problem in our community. In the public sector, 1 in 4 jobs
are fixed term, casual or labour hire. Workers in insecure jobs often have
no access to paid leave, can’t plan their lives and have less money to
spend in the local economy.
Insecure work undermines the work we do for the community and the public
services that so many Australians rely on. We believe that secure jobs,
better pay, conditions and workplace rights are worth fighting for.
Better pay and conditions
In the public sector, Government bargaining policies have capped and frozen
wages, stripped back agreements and eroded workplace rights and job
security. Bargaining is coming up for many in the public sector and after
years of these regressive policies, workers deserve better pay and
Improved public services
After years of job cuts, outsourcing and excessive workloads, we need a
bigger, bolder public sector, delivering improved public services for our
Action on climate change
After years of inaction, CPSU members are increasingly worried about the
impact of climate change. Action on climate change is critical for our
This is a resource page for CPSU members who are up for the fight –
together we can make a difference.