Greens support union call for new laws on family friendly work hours

Greens Deputy Leader and Employment and Workplace Relations Spokesperson Adam Bandt today supported unions’ push for family friendly work conditions and called for Parliament to take action.

“Rigid hours make it impossible for people to get control over balancing work and home, especially when they have a new child.”

“All employees should have more control over their working hours and arrangements.”

“The Greens introduced a bill into Parliament to do this for all employees, particularly carers, in 2012, but both Labor and the Coalition opposed it.”

“It’s time that both Labor and the Coalition support people getting more control over their work/life balance by backing the Greens’ bill.”

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