We are calling on the Federal Government to implement Paid Isolation Leave for all workers.
As the country begins to open up, if you need to isolate, quarantine, or cannot attend work because you or someone you care for is exposed to COVID-19, you should have 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.
Over 40% of workers in the care sector are casual workers. That means no paid leave to isolate if you need to even though you’re more likely to be exposed to COVID. @nataliemlang on the right to paid leave to keep everyone safe https://t.co/J6cKGS3U6E— Michele O'Neil (@MicheleONeilAU) September 14, 2021
Important piece @nataliemlang on consequences of reopening for care workers' incomes & safety. "It's ...indefensible for disability wrkr forced into isolation to forgo income they were expecting for that period." @ASUnion call for isolation leave in NES. https://t.co/1iwZMeauqP— Alison Pennington (@ak_pennington) September 15, 2021