ACTU Centre for Health and Safety Update 2020/26

Author: Jenny Holden, Executive Assistant to Assistant Secretary, Liam O’Brien

Last night, the JobKeeper legislation passed through Parliament. This means $130 billion in wage subsidies will now go directly to workers to save millions of jobs.

The Coronavirus Workers’ Rights Resource Centre has put together some resources to help you understand what it means for working people including eligibility, rights (including health and safety), entitlements and changes made to the law.

JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme fact sheet (also available in Chinese)

JobKeeper scheme - changes to the Fair Work Act 2009

JobKeeper: changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 - quick guide

We are keen to make sure that all workers understand how this scheme will affect them. Please feel free to forward this email to your friends, family and co-workers and encourage them to sign up to the mailing list.

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