The Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association supports the ACTU’s Change The Rules campaign and encourages all members to get involved.
For far too long, workplace relations law has favoured the bosses while giving workers less and less power.
Successive governments have stripped power from the workers, including losing the right to strike, and there is a risk that a whole generation of workers will find themselves in a lifetime of precarious employment – without the entitlements that the generation before them enjoyed.
There has been no real increase to wages for nearly two decades, while cost of living still goes up. Workers and their families are struggling.
The crisis really is in real wage growth. Western workers feel like they cannot get a pay rise.
— Philip Lowe
Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
If wages can’t keep pace with cost of living, the system is truly broken. However, it doesn’t have to continue like this.
Across Australia, workers are taking a stand and saying enough is enough.
By standing together in unity, we can Change The Rules, take the power back from the bosses and the corporations and ensure that future generations enjoy the same benefits and stable employment that those before them enjoyed.