Casual employees not so casual

This week the fight to secure permanent jobs for casually employed staff is moving to the Fair Work Commission.

Last year we met with the Department regarding the misapplication of the Agreement to the hiring and use of Casual workers in DHS.

Since 2012 the number of IIEs has risen by 4000% and thousands of these staff report to working regular and consistent patterns of hours over a long period and undertaking duties that are ongoing in nature. Your Agreement is clear, the usual basis of employment in the department is as an ongoing employee, and casuals should only be engaged for duties that are irregular or intermittent - read more about the dispute here.

The Department has made their position clear and we remain in dispute over this matter.

We need your help

We need your help because the Department has denied that Casuals are working consistent patterns of hours or undertaking ongoing work.  Please click here to complete a quick survey to support our fight for secure work.

What do we want? Secure Work! When do we want it? Now!

In light of the length of service and work undertaken by current casual workers we’re seeking:

  • Pathways to permanency for interested casual staff who have been performing regular and consistent work.
  • Access to relevant entitlements including proper training and support, career development, overtime penalty rates on Saturday and salary advancement.

Every member counts - Join Today!

Show your support for our campaign and help us fight for secure employment by joining the CPSU today. Click here or call 1300 137 636.