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News by Country: Australia

22 May 2020

Australia

(COVID Update by ACTU at https://www.actu.org.au/coronavirus)

·     List of employers who have agreed to two weeks special leave (ACTU)

·     Worker claims unfair dismissal after questioning cleaning requirement for JobKeeper (ABC News, 22 May 2020)

·     Employers fail to prepare for workers’ return (The Australian, 21 May 2020)

·     Australian workplaces adopt physical distancing but few other Covid-19 safety measures, poll finds (The Guardian, 21 May 2020)

·     Record drop in retail spending shows need for ACTU plan to rebuild domestic economy (ACTU, 20 May 2020)

·     High risk situation on our farms: New research released on the risks for undocumented workers in COVID-19 pandemic (United Workers Union, 20 May 2020)

·     'Not the time for tired arguments': Employer group unveils industrial agenda (The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May 2020)

·     'Give us bloody masks': union calls for Covid-19 protection for public transport workers (The Guardian, 19 May 2020)

·     Amnesty call amid fears of 'new clusters' among undocumented workers (The Age, 19 May 2020)

·     Newcastle maritime workers provide support to those hardest hit by COVID-19 crisis (MUA, 19 May 2020)

·     Qantas can stop sick pay during pandemic, Federal Court rules (9News, 18 May 2020)

·     How we can return to work and avoid a second wave of infections (The New Daily, 14 May 2020)

·     The strict new coronavirus measures changing the way you shop (7News, 14 May 2020)

·     Most people feel obliged to go to work sick, study finds, as calls increase for 'pandemic leave' (10 Daily, 14 May 2020)

·     Wage subsidy must be extended as unemployment hits 6.2% (ACTU, 14 May 2020)

·     Most people feel obliged to go to work sick, study finds, as calls increase for 'pandemic leave' (10Daily, 14 May 2020)

·     Wage growth slows to 2.1 per cent as pandemic continues to hit workers (ACTU, 13 May 2020)

·     If we want workers to stay home when sick, we need paid leave for casuals (The Conversation, 13 May 2020)

·     Wage growth slows to 2.1 per cent as pandemic continues to hit workers (ACTU, 13 May 2020)

·     'No more heroics going to work sick' sounds fine unless you have no paid leave (10Daily, 12 May 2020)

·     ACTU sets post-virus job creation target (Australian Associated Press, 12 May 2020)

·     Nurses fighting COVID-19 left out in cold by wage freeze (The Lamp, 11 May 2020)

·     Coronavirus Australia: JobKeeper shock as PM considers shake-up of $1500 fortnightly payment (News.com.au, 11 May 2020)

·     Can you ask a casual worker to do more hours for the coronavirus JobKeeper payment? (ABC News, 9 May 2020)

·     Government stuffs up early access to super and forced to freeze program (ACTU, 8 May 2020)

·     Union dossier accuses Qantas of 'shocking disregard' for COVID-19 (9News, 7 May 2020)

·     Economists call for more govt spending as JobKeeper struggles to deliver (The New Daily, 7 May 2020)

·     Fight for jobs as government turns its back on universities during COVID-19 crisis (The Canberra Times, 6 May 2020)

·     Airport workers have their JobKeeper payments cancelled after last minute eligibility change (3AW 693 News Talk, 5 May 2020)

·     Coalition has 'no excuse' not to extend jobseeker to visa holders, ACTU says (The Guardian, 5 May 2020)

·     New JobKeeper ‘loophole’ rules out 5,500 Aussie workers (Yahoo Finance AU, 5 May 2020)

·     Pandemic leave, WHS reforms needed before workers can return (ACTU, 5 May 2020)

·     Unions united in demanding workers focus during Virgin administration (ACTU, 30 April 2020)

·     Victorian government announces support fund for international students (Inclean Magazine, 30 April 2020)

·     Unions want pandemic danger money for NDIS workers (Financial Review, 29 April 2020)

·     ACT launches support package for temporary visa holders (Inclean Magazine, 29 April 2020)

·     Union fights Qantas in Federal Court over refusal to pay sick leave to stood-down workers (ABC News, 28 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus recovery will provide opportunities to rebuild the public service (The Canberra Times, 27 April 2020)

·     Workers on the frontline of the pandemic in Australia are mostly women (BuzzFeed News, 24 April 2020)

 

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