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ELICOS - COVID-19 News

COVID-19 news for ELICOS members

  • Stronger work health and safety measures are required ahead of return to work

    The ACTU has renewed calls for stronger workplace health and safety laws to be put in place before the mass return to work after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

    6 May 2020
  • Why the coronavirus is a crisis for women

    Women comprise more than 76% of IEU membership and more than 70% of workers in the health and care sectors globally. This is an article from the latest edition of Newsmonth, making its way to members now, and available for immediate reading online.

    4 May 2020
  • Privacy at work and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a range of privacy challenges at work. Health information about a worker can be particularly sensitive and must be handled appropriately by employers. However, privacy laws do not prohibit the collection, use and disclosure of health information to the extent that it is necessary to prevent and manage COVID-19 risks at work.

    30 Apr 2020
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Cleaning and disinfection

    COVID–19 is a health and safety risk. Employers have obligations to ensure the health and safety of workers and others. They must have a plan on what will be done to protect and support workers, and health and safety representatives (HSRs) must be consulted on this plan.

    30 Apr 2020
  • Further Advice for ELICOS Members re JobKeeper

    Please see attached further advice for IEU members in our ELICOS sector in regard to the JobKeeper wage subsidy.

    26 Apr 2020
  • IEU preliminary JobKeeper guidance

    The IEU is aware of a number of schools asking members to sign the ATO form nominating themselves as an “eligible employee” for JobKeeper entitlements i.e. JobKeeper nomination form. Members have rightly contacted the IEU, asking whether they should sign this form.

    24 Apr 2020
  • Casual teachers and support staff

    Attention: Casual teachers and support staff who are IEU members impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for a fee exemption.

    17 Apr 2020
  • A message of thanks and solidarity to IEU members

    On behalf of your union, we want to thank you – for your courage, your resilience and your solidarity.

    9 Apr 2020
  • ACTU update: JobKeeper - eligibility, rights and entitlements

    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.

    9 Apr 2020
  • ACTU media release: Historic win for working people as $130 billion wage subsidy passes

    In a win for millions of workers the Morrison Government – which three weeks ago ruled out a wage subsidy of any kind – has committed to a $130 billion over six months wage subsidy program; JobKeeper.

    9 Apr 2020
  • Take precautions

    A few do’s and don’ts as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds.

    21 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 - IEU position

    As events move rapidly, the union is doing all it can to inform and protect members

    21 Mar 2020

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