Gillard committs to increased job security

Gillard committs to increased job security

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has committed to changes to the Fair Work Act, to improve working conditions for Australian in insecure jobs.

Ms Gillard has addressed the ACTU Creating Secure Jobs conference in Canberra this morning.

She says the government will insert a new modern awards objective into the Fair Work Act, to ensure penalty rates, shift loadings and public holiday pay are considered by the Fair Work Commission, when it sets award rates and conditions. 

Ms Gillard says the government will also  the Commission considers a proposal for additional remuneration for employees who work shift work and unsociable hours.

She says Labor is committed to ensuring the security of all Australian jobs.

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