As you go into lockdown today, we are writing to let you know that we are standing with you.
Over the past few months Victoria has been in lockdown as we continued to go to work every day, some of us in our homes, and many of us in retail branches across the state.
In branches, we know what it is like to have to police physical distancing and mask requirements in the branch. We understand working all day with customers experiencing emotional and financial distress. We know the pressure of trying to keep the branch clean and safe to protect us, our colleagues and our community.
At home, we have managed helping our children with their schooling while trying to do our work. We have managed to work in share houses, on our kitchen tables and living room floors. We had our entire working lives turned upside down overnigh.
We know the toll this can take on you and your family.
We got through the lockdown in Victoria by sticking together and reaching out when we needed help.
We want you to know that your Union community is here for you.
If you have any concerns at work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378 or email@example.com.
Julia, Jason and the FSU Reps in Victoria
P.S. We have also been fighting for our contribution during COVID-19 to be recognised – you can join us here.