Family Resource Employees Need More Job Security
FAMILY RESOURCE EMPLOYEES
The Department for Child Protection and Family Support's family resource employees (FRE) organise and facilitate supervision and transport services for families, children and young people in care.
FRE's often work up to 37.5 hours per week, despite a contractual guarantee of 15 hours of work each week — a restriction applied by the department (not their agreement).
This makes it impossible for workers to plan their lives with any stability or certainty.
85% of family resource employees are female, with insecure work and fluctuating pay doing nothing to bridge the gender pay gap in Australia.
Like so many working people across the country — FREs deserve secure employment. That's why they’ll continue to support the Change The Rules campaign for more secure jobs.
On behalf of all family resource employees — the CPSU/CSA has written to both the state government and Department for Child Protection, requesting FREs be recognised for their contribution to public services with more secure employment.
CHANGE THE RULES FOR MORE SECURE JOBS
Too many workers in Australia today have no job security.
They can't predict or plan their lives because they don't know from one day to the next what hours they will be working.
They can't plan for tomorrow or save for the future.
The rules can be changed so jobs with rights and basic security are restored.
Australians need a fix to the problems associated with casual work.
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