We need Paid Isolation Leave Now

The Government has said that restrictions will start to ease when 70% and 80% of the adult population are vaccinated. This plan is based on health advice from The Doherty Institute. The Doherty Institute says that as restrictions ease, we will need to continue to Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) into the future to keep safe and COVID cases down.

For this plan to work, all workers need access to paid isolation leave.

If you are exposed to COVID and need to test, trace, isolate or quarantine, you should be paid for the full isolation period without losing any income or having to use your annual or sick leave. It should be available to workers, including casuals.

Read ASU Secretary Natalie Lang's Opinion Piece in the Sydney Morning Herald here.

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