APG Workforce CEO says casual employment is undeserving of a bad rap
From APG’s experience, many casual employees are happy with the flexibility and variety of their work, and the pay premium up front suits their lifestyles, says Glenn Redman, CEO of APG Workforce.
Casual employees in Australia are paid a higher hourly rate of pay to compensate them for leave type entitlements. Most employment awards mandate a 25 per cent loading to cover entitlements, plus other labour protections.
“For many years, scaremongers have warned of the perils of insecure work. The claim is that many Australian workers are subject to unpredictable and fluctuating pay, irregular and unpredictable working hours, inferior rights and entitlements, lack of certainty over job continuity, and a general lack of control over their working situation. From our experience, when working for a legitimate company this is simply no longer the case,” said Redman.