|Issue No 17||11 June 1999|
Wanted: Someone to Fight the Uglies
The ACTU is seeking to fill the position of Economic Research Officer to help the union movement promote economic policies to benefit working people.
Based in Melbourne, the position involves:
- Analysis of economic issues, particularly in relation to wages policy and the labour market;
- Preparation of submissions dealing with economic and labour market issues for use in national wage case proceedings;
- Advocacy before the Australian Industrial Relations Commission [AIRC];
- Preparation of policy discussion papers, briefings and materials for use by ACTU Officers and unions.
The successful applicant will have a good general knowledge of current economic conditions and prospects, and available information and data sources.
Essential: demonstrated competence in the preparation and presentation of applied economic analysis.
- Ability to work constructively as part of a small team under pressure and to tight deadlines;
- Excellent analytical skills (text and data);
- Highly effective written and oral communication skills;
- Economics degree or higher level tertiary qualification in the field;
- Knowledge of current industrial and social policy issues.
Salary and Conditions
Salary is negotiable within a range for research staff, having regard to qualifications and experience. Conditions of employment with the ACTU are set out in the Staff Manual and will be provided on request.
Applications and further information
Please call Grant Belchamber on (03) 9664-7320 or visit our website: http://www.actu.asn.au. The closing date for applications is Friday 2 July 1999. Applications should be addressed to:
The Secretary, ACTU,54 Victoria Street, Carlton South VIC 3053
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