Covid-19

Employers need to step up and support workers through COVID peak

Date Published: 21/07/2022
Category: Covid-19

In alarming news for all workers, Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly warned yesterday that COVID case numbers will soon surpass all previous peaks.  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/21/employers-need-to-step-up-and-support-workers-through-covid-peak/

Workers supported to isolate with COVID sick leave restored

Date Published: 18/07/2022
Category: Covid-19

Good news for workers without paid sick leave: the Albanese Government has restored the $750 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/18/workers-supported-to-isolate-with-covid-sick-leave-restored/

The Morrison government’s scheme for tax deductible Rapid Antigen Tests barely scrapes the surface

Date Published: 11/02/2022
Category: Covid-19

Finally, the news we’ve been waiting for has arrived. The Morrison government has made Rapid Antigen Tests needed for work…. tax deductible.

Ultimately, this decision provides no immediate relief for workers who have been so frantically trying to secure themselves RATs.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/02/11/the-morrison-governments-scheme-for-tax-deductible-rapid-antigen-tests-barely-scrapes-the-surface/

Australia needs free, accessible rapid antigen tests. For all.

Date Published: 24/01/2022
Category: Covid-19

The Morrison Government must step up to make Rapid Antigen Tests free and accessible to all. That’s why Australian Unions has launched a new television ad calling on the community to help us convince the Morrison Government to make RATs free and accessible for all. We need your help to get this ad far and…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/24/australia-needs-free-accessible-rapid-antigen-tests-for-all/

Free Seminar: Omicron and Workplace Safety – Your Rights

Date Published: 21/01/2022
Category: Covid-19

The rapid spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 comes at a time when many workplaces are unprepared. Register for this urgent meeting where Sally McManus and work and health and safety experts will provide advice and support on how to make work safe and prevent transmission.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/21/omicron-and-workplace-safety/

Reassessing workplace safety is crucial to economic recovery

Date Published: 15/10/2021
Category: Analysis Covid-19 Work Health and Safety Working life

As vaccination rates creep closer to the National Cabinet thresholds for economic reopening in lockdown states, many workplaces are preparing to expand their operations in a new context, writes Lauren Piko

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/15/reassessing-workplace-safety/

Australian workers urgently need JobKeeper 2.0

Date Published: 25/07/2021
Category: Covid-19 JobKeeper

A new JobKeeper is urgently needed for all workers and should not be open to corporate profiteering. Add your support today.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/25/australian-workers-urgently-need-jobkeeper-2-0/

COVID-19 pandemic leave and payments

Date Published: 02/07/2021
Category: Covid-19

What pandmic leave and payments are you entitled to? Check this list prepared by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/02/covid-19-pandemic-leave-and-payments/

Vaccinations – your questions answered

Date Published: 01/07/2021
Category: Covid-19

Australian Unions answers key questions you may have about the vaccination program and your workers’ rights

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/07/01/vaccinations-your-questions-answered/

What workers need to reopen Australia’s borders

Date Published: 21/05/2021
Category: Covid-19 Working life

Vaccination is the precondition of opening our borders and supporting the workers whose jobs depend on international travel, writes Chloe Ward.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/21/what-workers-need-to-reopen-australias-borders/