The National Union of Workers is releasing a national campaign aimed at improving the rights of workers in Australia – and they want your say.
The campaign is based upon a survey which only takes a couple of minutes to complete. The survey will collate opinions from Australian workers on issues such as workplace equality, security, and the ongoing push for better rights in the workplace.
The NUW ‘Every Voice Counts‘ survey states in its introduction:
“It used to be that when you got a job, it was a job you could count on. Over the last 30 years, that’s been changing.
“More and more people now work in insecure jobs, ones without the security that employment used to provide.
“At the National Union of Workers we want to help build an Australia where every person gets a decent living – a community where every worker counts.
“But that’s not going to change without deep transformation in this country. We want your feedback about what you think about working in Australia and what changes you want to see.”
Equality in the workplace takes on the basic fundamentals of respecting those you work with. It is defined by treating everyone the same regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or sexual orientation.
Equality and diversity in the workplace exist to ensure workplace inclusivity. Employers and employee’s alike are expected to treat others equally on a wide range of employment and employment-related issues and ares. These can include recruitment and promotion, qorking conditions, equal pay, training or experience, and dismissal & harrassment.
Discrimination in the workplace can also be based on any of the following grounds:
- Civil status
- Family status
- Sexual orientation
Bullying or harrassment in the workplace can have a negative impact on not just the individual who is being bullied or doing the bullying, but on the company as a whole. An unstable and hostile working environment can have a negative impact on worker productivity and health.
Today, 40% of Australians are in insecure work. This means that they are subject to either the casualisation of the workforce, are in an antagonistic workplace, or have their rights infringed upon to some degree. Such incidents lead to anxiety, stress, depression, risk, and financial instability of the worker.
By taking part in, and completing the NUW survey, you can help reveal some of Australia’s deep-rooted issues when it comes to workers rights as well as have your voice be heard by people who are passionate about protecting your rights at work.
To take the online survey, click here.