Time to Care: ACTU Campaign

A fair deal for women

Women disproportionately wear the brunt of managing work and caring responsibilities. Struggling to manage the competing priorities at home and work often leaves women with the reduced capacity to earn a decent wage and /or to provide the care they want to their families.

The ACTU has initiated the Time to Care campaign, A campaign about enshrining better workplace rights for carers to request flexibility and for these rights to include an appeal if an employer unreasonably refuses a request. The ACTU wants these right to be made part of the National Employment Standards so as many workers as possible can access increased workplace flexibility.  The ACTU is asking for:

  • Carers to have the right to request and not be unreasonably refused  a change in start/finish times, part-time work or job sharing, or to work more hours over fewer days, or work from home;
  • Carers to have these requests genuinely considered by their employer;

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