Extra leave bid for frontline staff

Original article by Ewin Hannan
The Australian – Page: 6 : 9-Apr-20

The ACTU will push for eight industry awards to be amended to provide workers in the health, aged care, pharmacy and disability sectors with paid pandemic leave. The peak union body contends that such workers should also be entitled to paid leave more than once, as they are generally at greater risk of both being exposed to the coronavirus and having to self-isolate for 14 days. The Fair Work Commission has ruled that workers who are covered by some awards are entitled to two weeks of unpaid pandemic leave. It will consider the ACTU’s proposal to provide frontline workers with paid pandemic leave.

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ACTU, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION

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