- What We Do
We take a leading role in government advocacy, media campaigning and law reform activity to promote workplace justice and equity for all workers.
We conduct research into employment and industrial law issues. Our research is based on real experiences of workers as sourced from our Telephone Information Service and the associated database of employment law statistics.
We make submissions to a broad range of employment and industrial relations government inquiries, drawing upon our expertise to articulate the human impact of government policy decisions and legislation.
JobWatch welcomes yesterday’s decision by the full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on a model family and domestic violence (FDV) leave term for an entitlement of 10 days of paid FDV leave per year in modern awards.
There is a welcome focus on job creation in the Victorian State Budget, but we must not forget a crucial component – ensuring the safety of workers, the quality of employment opportunities, and the security of income during the toughest times. We learned invaluable lessons at the height of the pandemic and we should not lose sight that protecting rights and retention of employment is key to financial security.
While there are some wins for workers in the 2022 Federal Budget, there are many more opportunities lost. It’s time for real and meaningful long-term measures supporting appropriate, safe and secure employment for all workers in Australia.