|Issue No 6||26 March 1999|
ACTU Asks Workers: How’s Life?
The ACTU is surveying workers across the country to get a picture of the changing nature of their working life.
The comprehensive survey on the impact of increased working hours, casualisation and job insecurity on working life has been distributed to all affiliates. A copy of the survey is linked to this article.
The ACTU's media officer Clare Curran say she plans to compile a sector-by-sector analysis of the issues to develop theme's for the Work/Time/Life campaign which has been endorsed by the ACTU executive.
The information will be used to help formulate industrial, political and media campaigns around the issue.
"We recognise there is no one size fits all approach to this problem," Curran says.
"We're trying to find out which issues are resonating in particular industries and then coming up with appropriate responses."
Curran hopes unions will use their organiser and delegate structures to get the survey out and about; with responses due in by mid-April.
"It's not just valuable information for the ACTU," she says, "it's also a good reason for unions to go into workplaces and talk to members and prospective members."
Click here to print out and complete the survey.
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