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Part-time roles become difficult if that employee is the only source of knowledge, contact or sign-off. www.shutterstock.com

More of us could work in part-time roles if they were designed better

Businesses are not considering that roles need to be redesigned to be part-time and this causes problems in managing employees' workloads and interacting with other employees.
Since 2001, the proportion of full-time workers who believe they will not be with their current employer has been stable at about 7.5%; and the rate for part-time workers has decreased from 15.5 to 12.6%. Dave Hunt/AAP

Workers are actually feeling less insecure in their jobs

Data show that people don't feel more insecure in their jobs now. In fact, that feeling is decreasing.
Hospitality workers, along with fast food and retail workers, will have Sunday and public holiday rates cut under the decision. Lukas Coch/AAP

Cutting Sunday penalty rates will hurt young people the most

The Fair Work Commission's latest decision to cut certain Sunday and public holiday penalty rates continues a tradition of undervaluing young workers.

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