COVID-19 and Your Rights at Work

A message from the National Secretary, Daniel Walton.

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), has had an unprecedented impact on the Australian workforce and economy.

The Australian Workers’ Union is here to support you with expert industrial advice and professional assistance in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our highest priority is making sure your health, safety, and workplace rights are protected.

We will continue to speak up for our members to employers, industry groups, and the government, and ensure your voices are heard and your livelihoods are protected.

We are here for you – with the expert resources, professional advice, and support you need to protect yourself, and ensure your rights and entitlements are upheld.

The latest information is available here on our website, answering questions about your rights regarding leave entitlements, self-isolation policies, and changes to working hours.

We will continue to provide updates to members as we receive them.

Make sure your contact details are up to date in the members portal and subscribe to the mailing list so we can stay in touch.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us directly using the form below.

Daniel Walton
National and NSW Branch Secretary
The Australian Workers’ Union

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Covid-19 Resources.

The Facts About coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus is a group of viruses which normally cause mild illness, with symptoms similar to a common cold.

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COVID-19 and Your Rights at Work

What can my employer do to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at work?

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Self-Assessment for Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Are you at risk of contracting coronavirus? Check via this document.

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Health and Medical Advice

Stay up to date with the latest government alerts and advice from the World Health Organisation on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Sign up for updates

Stay up to date on coronavirus (COVID-19) news and information here.

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Visit here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).

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HSRs and Delegates Checklist

All workplaces need a plan on how to deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Government Responses to Coronavirus Crisis.

How does COVID-19 affect the economy?

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JobKeeper Program FAQs

Jobkeeper FAQs

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FAQ for FIFO Workers and Travel Restrictions

How do the Federal and State Government’s travel restrictions affect you?

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Early access to superannuation FAQs

The Federal Government has announced changes to grant Australians impacted by COVID-19 early access to their super.

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COVID Aware Factsheet

What you need to know about COVID-19 and work.

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JobKeeper FAQs for Parental Leave

All your questions about parental leave and the JobKeeper Program, answered.

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FAQ for apprentices, trainees & workers with a disability

What support is available for apprentices and trainees during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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