About the Secure Jobs. Better Future community
Secure Jobs. Better Future is a community campaign run by the ACTU. The campaign brings together the hundreds of thousands of hard working Australians who want to protect their rights and conditions at work.
The campaign continues the work that was begun by Your Rights at Work in 2005 when the Howard Government revealed, for the first time, the full extent of its proposed workplace changes. The decent system of workplace laws fought for by unions for over a hundred years - fair take home pay, job security, and conditions like leave and penalty rates - were all under unprecedented attack.
That battle was won with the election of a Labor Government in 2007 and the introduction of the Fair Work Act that give workers stronger rights to negotiate their wages and conditions and to have a say in their workplace.
But with about 40% of the Australian workforce in insecure work, there are other vital issues of concern around job and income security for Australian workers. So in 2012, the campaign entered a new era with Secure Jobs. Better Future.
Secure Jobs. Better Future will harness the passion and activism of Your Rights At Work, but with a stronger focus on job and income security for all Australian workers.
Secure Jobs. Better Future: worth fighting - and joining in - for!