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

Wed 31 July, 6pm (bar from 5:30pm)

Level 1, Flinders University Victoria Square

182 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

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 experts to give us a lay of the land and to ask:

Is this what we really want:

How did we get here?

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.

This event is for everybody.

About the Speakers

Nguyet Nguyen (Victoria)

Nguyet is an Outworker Outreach Officer for the CFMEU Victoria and the first outworker to hold an elected union office in Australia. Nguyet worked as a clothing outworker from home for 20 years and spoke at the 2007 Senate Hearing into the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry before becoming an outworker outreach officer.

Sarah Bright (Victoria)

Sarah is a researcher with the Young Workers Centre, a community legal and education centre based in Victorian Trades Hall. Her research underpins young workers’ campaigns for safe and secure work. Sarah worked on the Make Wage Theft a Crime campaign to address systemic underpayments in retail and hospitality, and is now working with on-demand food delivery riders in their fight against exploitation and the ‘uberisation’ of work.

Dr Bec Neill (SA)

Bec teaches across the digital technologies curriculum in the School of Education at the University of South Australia and has a professional background and degree in Information Systems. She is a critical systems thinker and maternal feminist, who explores the relations between people and technology using systems-thinking concepts and practices.

Shaylee Leach (SA)

Shay is still figuring it out. She has dabbled working in the intersections of her interests: social justice, community & the arts. Shay has done a lot of different things for money, majority on a casual basis, contract part time, & one-off gigs. This includes as a federal political staffer in the senate over 5 years, a national student union representative, an arts administrator, bartender, festival hospitality, sandwich artist, & freelance arts gigs. Her longest held role has been working as a community broadcaster at radio Adelaide for over 7 years, an unpaid position.