Same Job Same Pay for Local Government

Monday 22nd July 2019

Local Government workers do a tough job, yet too often face getting ripped off by Councils through dodgy labour hire arrangements.


That’s why we’re pushing for the State Government to introduce ‘Same Job Same Pay’ legislation to make sure that no one can be ripped off by dodgy temporary work arrangements.

Same Job Same Pay legislation is good for job security and good for wages.

It means that every single council in Queensland would be forced to pay all their employees the same, whether they’re labour hire or permanent staff.

It makes sure that:

  1. There’s no incentive for councils to hire labour hire staff instead of just putting on more permanent staff, creating more secure, permanent jobs
  2. Permanent staff aren’t missing out on work to cheaper-to-hire labour hire staff
  3. Labour hire staff aren’t getting ripped off by being paid less than the existing workforce

We know that councils across Queensland have tried to exploit temporary work arrangements to replace their existing workforce with cheap labour hire.

Getting these laws passed will stop councils abusing dodgy labour hire arrangements to rip off permanent employees and create more secure, well paid jobs.

We need the show the State Government that it’s time to act.

Sign our petition by clicking here to send a message that we need our Government to stand up for council workers.

Or click here to download a hard copy of the petition - feel free to print it out and pass it around your workplace.

If you have any questions or issues, make sure you speak to your AWU Organiser or Delegate.