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The TCFUA National Office and Victorian/Queensland/Western Australian Branch have moved offices.  We are now located at 500 Swanston Street, Carlton.  Our phone number remains the same 03 9639 2955 or 1800 800 135.

If you have any questions please contact your Organiser or the union office.


The Fair Work Commission is currently deciding whether or not to protect penalty rates. The Commissioners now want to hear from you. Let them know why penalty rates are important to you and visit to have your say 

Casual and labour-hire: how flexible is flexibility?

If you have a job, you should be able to plan a family holiday. You should know what you’ll earn week to week, so you can set a budget and plan a good life for you and your family.

And you should be able to take time off sick, knowing your job will still be there when you get back.

But that idea of work is out of reach for A THIRD of Australian workers. 

Casual and short-term contracts, independent/sham contractor arrangements, and labour hire are all forms of insecure work – and they take a terrible toll of stress and financial hardship on the people stuck in them.


The Victorian Government is looking at changing the laws around insecure work, but they need stories of real working people just like you!

If you live in Victoria and have been in insecure work in the past, or are currently in insecure work such as casual employment, employed through a labour-hire firm, or are sub-contracted work and are required to use an ABN number, we would like to hear from you!

There are different ways you can contact us:

  • Speak to your TCFUA Organiser about your experience. Call 1800 800 135 and ask to speak to someone about insecure work.
  • Take the quick survey here.  The survey will walk you through the process. Take 2 minutes to answer the questions and share your thoughts.

This is important. Our efforts now could mean more secure jobs in the future, and that will affect all of us.

Being part of this survey will assist our union and the union movement with improvements to Australian workers lives.