Time for employers to step up on COVID protections

In response to accelerating case numbers around the country, we are writing to employers across the finance sector.

Our first letter calls for clear commitments to protect employees through the increasing impacts of the pandemic.

The Australian Health and Safety Act obliges employers to ensure our workplaces are safe. This includes supporting employees when we need to test and isolate.

You can read our letter to employers here.

Our demands are expanding as members contribute their concerns:

  1. Rapid Antigen Tests be made free and accessible for all Australians, as quickly as possible, with tests prioritised for frontline workers until current supply failures are resolved.
  2. Paid Pandemic Leave be restored for workers who are close contacts with a work colleague, which was stripped from workers last week.
  3. Workers be kept safe at work, including mask requirements to N95 or P2 standard, warning Scott Morrison that unions will fight any attempt to water down OHS laws.
  4. Targets are suspended.

If you have any further suggestions about action needed in our workplaces – or if you have a question – email fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au, or call the FSU Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.

Your FSU Team