National Press Club: Reena and Michele

Australian Unions President Michele O'Neil invited Reena, an ASU member and frontline disability worker, to her speech at the National Press Club.

It was frontline workers like Reena who made the difference and got us through the pandemic.

But this is a fragile recovery and the pandemic is still raging.

Workers like Reena cannot be left behind.

As Michele said, “This is not just a matter of justice, a better society for all - it's good economic management.”

👉 60% of new jobs in the covid recovery have been casual.

👉 1.1 million Australians are looking for more hours.

👉 Almost 800,000 are holding down more than one job to try and make ends meet.

This Coalition Government has overseen the longest and most painful decline in wage growth of any government since the Great Depression.

It's workers like Reena who make the difference, we can’t leave them behind.