The Government have slashed JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments, while a million Australian are still unemployed. The Australian Council of Trade Unions Secretary, Sally McManus called this a “devastating day for millions of Australians.”
ASU Deputy Secretary, Judith Wright, is hosting an All Member Briefing to discuss the changes and answer your questions about the Government's changes to JobSeeker and JobKeeper.
When the pandemic first hit, unions called for a wage subsidy and we finally convinced the Government to introduce JobKeeper in April. Now, they're cruelly turning it off too early.
news.com.au reports that “This will mean hundreds of thousands of businesses are forced to stand on their own two feet for the first time in six months and approximately 1.3 million workers will lose access to support from the JobKeeper program.”
Can't make Wednesday? The webinar will be available online following the briefing.
Please send through any questions you have and we will do our best to answer them all.
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