The RTBU has provided a submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security.
This submission focuses on the following Terms of Reference:
a) The extent and nature of insecure or precarious employment in Australia;
d) The aspirations of Australians including income and housing security, and dignity in retirement; and
e) The effectiveness, application and enforcement of existing laws, regulations, the industrial relations system and other relevant policies.
In particular, this submission deals with the issues of increasing casualisation and the growth of labour hire. These two issues are closely connected (especially in the rail, tram and bus industries) in that labour hire workers are predominantly employed on a casual basis.