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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