Support for action for casual workers

Mar 30, 2021

Q. To what extent do you support or oppose the following measures to protect the rights of workers currently employed on casual contracts?

  TOTAL: Support TOTAL: Oppose Strongly support Somewhat support Somewhat oppose Strongly oppose Unsure
Right of workers to convert from casual to permanent after six months constant employment if they choose 84% 10% 53% 31% 6% 4% 7%
Recognise the status of gig-based workers who do regular hours as permanent 80% 8% 44% 37% 5% 3% 12%
Mobile leave entitlements for casuals and contract workers (sick leave, LSL) 74% 14% 41% 33% 10% 5% 11%

 

TOTAL: Support Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Right of workers to convert from casual to permanent after six months constant employment if they choose 84% 80% 87% 83% 81% 87% 87% 83% 87% 79%
Recognise the status of gig-based workers who do regular hours as permanent 80% 80% 81% 80% 78% 83% 83% 81% 85% 73%
Mobile leave entitlements for casuals and contract workers (sick leave, LSL) 74% 72% 77% 82% 72% 70% 78% 74% 82% 65%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 332 382 386 382 389 92 122
  • There is strong support for greater protection of workers’ rights. 84% support the right of workers to convert from casual to permanent after six months constant employment if they choose, 80% support the recognition of the status of gig-based workers who do regular hours as permanent and 74% support the introduction of Mobile leave entitlements for casuals and contract workers.

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