Unite the Union campaign: Burning the Candle at Both Ends

“Workers are having their physical and mental health shredded by a long hour’s culture which typically results in workers working over 50 hours a week and for at least six days a week.”

This is from Unite the Union’s 2019 Burning the Candle at Both Ends campaign. The campaign is calling for the implementation of five policies which will help tackle the long hour’s culture which is having a destructive effect on the lives of workers.

The campaign highlights policies for:

  • Better pay
  • Fair work rotas
  • Shorter hours/shifts- with no loss of pay
  • Access and recognition of trade unions
  • Stronger workplace rights and protection

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