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6 Dec, 4 tweets, 2 min read
it sounds to me as tho the Morrison government is legislating to let employers bring casuals under the part-time rubric and remove all loading - penalty, overtime, casual - from both. So slightly higher job security for converted casuals; lower pay for everyone.
which would mean employers will be better off; workers will be worse off. Anyone who thinks the Morrison government would design industrial relations reform with any other outcome is paying so little attention as to be safety ignored.
oh and as the 12 month deadline for converting casuals to part-time permanent looms, lots of #JobChurn, which will offset the slightly higher security for some with massively worse precarity for many; AND which Morrison will manipulate for headline employment figures.
even more precarious terms and conditions that bosses can force on workers, including additional costs just to stay employed.

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