COVID-19 and Your Rights at Work

JobKeeper Program FAQs

While the Job Keeper Payment scheme is still developing, the following is a brief summary of the program based on the current information.

The Federal Government has announced a Job Keeper Payment to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic retain employees.

It provides for a $750 per week subsidy for eligible employees. This is intended to protect existing jobs and provide support to workers stood down due to the impacts of the coronavirus.

Businesses will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy for their employees if they have experienced a 30 per cent reduction in total revenue, or a 50 per cent reduction in revenue for businesses with a turnover above $1 billion, since 1 March 2020 and for a minimum period of one month.

The program has required amendments to legislation, and this impacts your rights at work.

The AWU is here to support you. Contact us if you believe you should be receiving the subsidy or have received a direction from your employer.

If you have questions or concerns about the JobKeeper program, contact us using the form below

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