GUARANTEED, DECENT JOBS FOR ALL
In a wealthy country like ours, everyone who wants a decent job should get one and no one should live in poverty.
Instead, unemployment is high and insecure work is out of control. Many of the jobs on offer are crappy jobs with low wages and unpredictable hours, making it hard to plan your life and make ends meet.
But there is more than enough work for everyone. There is so much that needs to be done to tackle the long-term problems we face.
‘If we make the billionaires and big corporations pay their fair share, we can give a job to everyone who wants one on nation-building, planet-saving government projects.’
From clean energy to aged care, Greens’ policies will create more than a million jobs to make us more self-reliant and sustainable, and help rebuild our arts, entertainment and creative sector. Additional government programs will be established in habitat restoration, energy retrofits and community services, restoring the country to full employment.
By moving to full employment and a universal living income, wages will begin to rise again, further boosting economic recovery.
In 2020, many industries took a battering in Melbourne. With our plan we can close loopholes and make billionaires and corporations pay their fair share of tax, using the money to grow new industries and support people so that jobs come back to our city and everyone can have a liveable income. We can transform lives and ensure Melbourne can bounce back better than ever.
With better rights for working people, we can have a stronger economy and a healthy environment.
We know the billionaires and the big corporations will fight our plan for a decent, guaranteed job for everyone with their political donations to the Liberal and Labor parties – but the Greens will push to make our plan for full employment a reality.
Adam and the Greens plan includes:
- End the insecure work crisis so working people have a secure job they can rely on
Give casual and contract workers access to protections and entitlements to protect rights of all workers.
- Ensure labour laws reduce inequality in society
- Ensure workers are paid, and treated, equally for the same kind of work
- Protect the rights of workers and unions
- Establishing a minimum living wage at 60% of the median wage, lifting wages for everyone and ensuring no one earns below the poverty line.
- Close the gender pay gap
- Implement all recommendations in the Respect@Work and Set the Standard reports