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31 Jul 20195:50PM - 8.30PM

How Casual are you?

Presented by The Working Women’s Centre SA and The Mary Lee Exchange

how casual are you? presented by the mary lee exchange and the working womens centre sa

The Victorian Productivity Commission says 13% of people have done ‘gig work’ in the last 12 months.

Australia has the highest rate of casual work in the western world.
More of us are working more than one job: we’re working from home, we’re working at night and we’re working on weekends.

 

Who benefits?

 

The Working Women’s Centre and The Mary Lee Exchange are partnering to present How Casual Are You? an exploration of non-standard work in Australia.

 

We’re bringing together a remarkable panel of workers and employment experts to share their research and experiences.

THE PANEL:

Nguyet Nguyen, Outworker Outreach Officer with the CFMEU. After 20 years as an outworker from home Nguyet is the first outworker to hold an elected union office in Australia.

 

Sarah Bright, researcher with the Young Workers Centre, a community legal and education centre in Victorian Trades Hall. One of her most recent projects is focused on food-delivery riders.

 

Dr Bec Neill, a teacher in the digital technologies curriculum in the School of Education at UniSA and has experienced the creep of casualisation into academia first-hand.

 

Shaylee Leach, an hospitality and arts worker and someone who has done “a lot of different things for money, the majority on a casual basis, short contracts, part-time, & one-off gigs.”

 

They’ll be giving us a lay of the land and asking:

Is this what we really want?
How did we get here? And what happened to a job for life?
Do you know your rights and entitlements?
Does something feel a bit-off at work?

 

Experts in employment law from the Working Women’s Centre will be available after the panel to answer questions.

 

Tickets are free but places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
This event is for everybody.
*cash-only bar from 5:30pm*

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