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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for government employees during coronavirus

Updated 5 days ago

VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for government employees during coronavirus

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening

Updated 14 days ago

From 11:59pm 13 September, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria. Regional Victoria and Melbourne Metro each have their own roadmaps, relating to how many active cases are currently in the community.

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VicGov Industrial Relations Framework – FAQs (further update)

Updated 1 month ago

Find answers to your questions about the Government's framework for the Victorian public sector workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated Guidance Note – 3.3 Casuals – paid Special leave

Updated 1 month ago

Employment guidance for employers and employees in the Victorian Public Service.


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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Sector and Service FAQs

Updated 1 month ago

Frequently asked questions on options available for people who work in the Victorian public service or sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) WFH psychological health and safety - ACTU WHS Alert

Updated 1 month ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced workers to rapidly adjust to new working environments and conditions, in particular, working from home. This has meant that workers, their representatives and employers have had to work together to transition quickly to new work from home arrangements. Consequently, major changes to the work environment and the way work is performed have increased the potential risks to workers’ health and safety.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Management of Exposure - WorkSafe Guidance for Healthcare and Social Assistance

Updated 1 month ago

Information about managing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in clinical and non-clinical settings, including patient transport.

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ACTU Coronavirus Alert WHS - Updated VicGov Crisis Council and VPS Missions CC formed – DPC Secretary

Updated 1 month ago

WHAT IS  COVID -19 - Coronavirus? 

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Key Points on Job-Keeper Payment - ACTU Fact Sheet

Updated 1 month ago

Key Points on the JobKeeper payment

The Morrison government has heard the Australian union movement’s call to ensure that all workers are covered by a wage subsidy program. The union movement has worked doggedly to make sure this government understands the grave situation Australian workers find themselves in. Less than three weeks ago the Morrison government wouldn't consider the notion of a wage subsidy. This is a good start however some problems with the scheme remain.

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Temporary Early Access to Superannuation - Buyer Beware

Updated 1 month ago

The Government has legislated to provide for some people to access super early. Accessing your super in times of financial hardship should be a last resort. This is a step which should only be taken by workers if all other ways of getting income support are exhausted. If you are unclear of what measures you could take, you can talk to your union or visit the Services Australia website to find what payments you qualify to access. You may also have an insurance policy in your fund to protect...

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COVID-19: Psychological Health and Safety at Work - ACTU Fact Sheet

Updated 1 month ago

COVID–19 presents a wide range of risks to workers’ psychological health and safety, as well as their physical health and safety.

Many workers are experiencing reduced hours, stand downs or job losses.1 Increased job and economic insecurity arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous pressure on workers, their families and communities. The ACTU is calling on the Morrison government to commit to an 80% wage subsidy to ease the burden on workers...

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ACTU presentation Coronavirus, HSR's and PIN's

Updated 1 month ago

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Working from Home arrangements DPC

Updated 1 month ago

Dear colleagues

This morning the Premier announced further measures in Victoria’s response to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

His advice was very strong – if you can stay at home, you must stay at home. Doing so will save lives.

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Coronavirus and travel insurance cover and claims - from Maurice Blackburn lawyers

Updated 1 month ago

One of the most common questions asked by travellers at the moment is if their travel insurance is affected by the coronavirus outbreak and will they still be able to claim for any losses.

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Safe@Work COVID-19 Provision of PPE

Updated 2 months ago

This information is designed to give HSR’s, Delegates and Members, a brief outline of duties and rights in relation to this health and safety risk in the workplace.

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SAFE@WORK – COVID-19 - Information for HSR’s and Deputies

Updated 2 months ago

This information is designed to give HSR’s, Delegates and Members, a brief outline of duties and rights in 

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CPSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Member Entitlements

Updated 4 months ago

CPSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Member Entitlements

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement from Doctor Brett Sutton

Updated 4 months ago

Statement from Doctor Brett Sutton, Victoria's Chief Health Officer


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