As new COVID-19 variants spread throughout the community and hospitals struggle with the usual increase in cold and flu cases over the winter, today we have written to all major finance employers reminding them of their health and safety obligations. You can read a copy of that letter here.
Although many Governments and employers relaxed restrictions around mask wearing and working from home, we are now seeing these positions being reconsidered. The Victorian Government has now updated its COVID-19 safety recommendations to strongly recommend wearing a face mask indoors. The Minister for Health is also requesting that employers consider working from home arrangements.
Throughout the pandemic, our Union’s highest priority has been to keep our members safe. Nothing is more important than your health.
We will be in touch when we hear back.
In the meantime, let me know how things are going for you at work. Are you allowed to work from home to minimise your risk of catching COVID-19? Do you feel safe? Send an email with your experience, I’d love to hear from you.