Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union


What is the COVID-19 Disaster Payment and can I still access it?


The COVID-19 Disaster payment was a payment for workers who could not work due to state public health orders in effect during 2021. Payment amounts were dependent on individual circumstances such as hours of work lost. This payment is no longer available.

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Jun 19, 2024

Nuclear is a dangerous distraction, Dutton pushing for a climate culture war that nobody wants

19 June 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) condemns the Coalition’s nuclear election...

Jun 06, 2024

Tassie dairy workers call for Canadian intervention as stoush over mainland wage disparity continues

6 June 2024 – Tasmanian trade unions are appealing to the head of Canadian cheese...

Jun 05, 2024

Sydney rail manufacturing investment is a win for workers

5 June 2024 – The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) supports the announcement regarding critical...