The economic recovery from COVID-19 will be lead by the spending of working people.
Local government is a significant employer, particularly in rural and regional Victoria.
So we have written to the Minister for Local Government, making a case for secure employment at councils.
Across Victoria, around 20% of council staff are casuals, and Labour Hire is so widespread many managers do not know how many labour hire workers at council.
Local Government workers deserve better than insecure work.
Local government workers deserve secure work and an end to excessive casualisation, decent pay increases unhampered by rate capping, and career progression opportunities.