ACTU Centre for Health and Safety Update 2020/20
Below is a letter from Liam O’Brien, Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Today the ACTU Centre for Health and Safety has launched the Covid-19 resource page. This page will be regularly updated to provide unions, HSRs and workers information on how they can protect their workplaces from Covid-19.
We are also campaigning for the Government to introduce two weeks special paid leave for all workers impacted by Covid-19. There are currently over 3 million workers who do not have access to any paid leave, and this creates a significant health and safety risk to workplaces because casuals are being asked to choose between putting food on the table and protecting their own and their co-workers’ health.
We have launched a petition and we are pushing for as many signatures as possible before Parliament resumes next week.
Please share both of these resources with others.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.