PART-TIME AND CASUAL April 28, 2005Posted by wmmbb in Category to be ascribed.
This report in The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a study conducted by RMIT to the effect that many part-time and casual workers are not working the hours to make ends meet and they are being forced to work harder. There are other issues not discussed, since it seems they are not news (at least today). The report does note that Australia is second to the Netherlands in the proportion of casual and part-time employees within the OECD, with no explanation why and how this has come about, and no comment that these figures are not available in the United States.
So it seems if you wish to be a victim become a part-time or casual employee, if you have a choice. The suggestion is that this fracturing of the labor force so that a significant proportion are effectively powerless and without employment rights is part of the Federal Government’s hidden agenda. The ALP is not much interested these days in the well being of citizens because it wishes to have credibility with the rich and powerful, who are the most deserving members of the population.
This is exactly the kind of issue that will not attract the editorial writers of the Herald, much less The Australian. As a matter of fact it does not seem to attract much interest in Aussie blogdom. I wonder why?