You are essential

These are difficult times.

The number of COVID-19 outbreaks across Melbourne is distressing. I’ve heard from members that anxiety is rising for those of you on the frontline.

As workers in the midst of this health crisis, it is time for your employer to recognise your commitment and the risk you take to your health and safety.

We call on your employer to agree to a $5 per hour Essential Allowance for the duration of this pandemic.

Sign the petition now.

Please forward this page far and wide to everyone in Victoria who works in a customer-facing role. Together, we will get through this.

Stay safe,
Nicole McPherson
VicTas State Secretary

Stories from essential staff working on the frontline


Liz Fahill, Union Member at BoM

Rahool Bholla, Union Member BoM


Messages of support and solidarity

Matthew Rowe, VIC/TAS FSU Generals Section President and UniSuper Delegate

Maurice Farrell, FSU NSW Delegate and ANZ NEC President

Sacha Hammersley, FSU Delegate – LEC, LEX, NEC, NEX

Why do you deserve an Essential Allowance?






A message from Finance Sector Union Reps at 800 Bourke Street, Melbourne to all the NAB frontline workers facing the risk of COVID every day.