The JobKeeper scheme has started and union members will make the difference as to how it plays out.
This wage subsidy scheme was a big win for the union movement that will potentially keep millions in a job.
But it could also be an opportunity for exploitative employers. The Federal Liberal government wrote it so that employers using JobKeeper have more rights to change rosters and duties.
It's up to union members to make sure that JobKeeper is a success and not an excuse to exploit.
Because of the way the JobKeeper rules were written, the Federal Treasurer can change them without Parliament. The AMWU is keeping across the situation and we will make sure that we make the best of the scheme, together.
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This newsletter does not replace workplace-specific advice. If your site is going onto JobKeeper, get in touch with your delegate or organiser via the Perth branch office.
If you're in metalwork, fabrication, NDT, food, auto, printing or any type of manufacturing, the AMWU is your union. If you're not yet a member, you can join online.