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To: General Pants Co.

General Pants Co.: Opt us into JobKeeper

I've worked at General Pants Co. as a casual for almost 5 years.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit my shifts dried up. I asked about the JobKeeper wage subsidy. Despite working for General Pants Co. for almost 5 years they are claiming that I am not a 'regular and systematic employee' and therefore, not eligible for JobKeeper.

This is nonsense. I have had a clear pattern of employment and consistent shifts. When I have had time off it was approved leave to visit family overseas in Lebanon or to study for exams. Everyone is entitled to time off.

General Pants Co. must review their decision and include myself and lots of other casual workers in the JobKeeper scheme so we can get through this tough time.

Why is this important?

Young, casual workers are too often exploited. This is a company wide issue impacting 100's of casuals workers, many of whom are young.

This is a common story, a few weeks ago we heard a similar story from Cotton On workers and now I'm telling you about my experience at General Pants Co.

Sadly young workers are missing out on the JobKeeper payment that is designed to help workers like us through this health crisis. We need this money to pay our bills. Young workers are hanging on by a thread. I'm calling on General Pants Co. to opt us into the JobKeeper wage subsidy.

Please send a message to that this is not on.


Reasons for signing

  • We will not improve the economy by undermining wages. In fact, it will only damage it. This ideological BS needs to be stopped.
  • Yeh, I knew it wouldn't take long before companies exploit the jobkeeper program, they just can't helop themselves. What a corrupt, greedy + selfish world we live in. I am so disgusted that I will never buy anything new from general pants in my life, and I am a man of my word! Keep On exposing these mongrols for what they truly are- a bunch of greedy assholes!
  • This is clearly the opportunistic capitalism that is encouraged by conservative governments. Is there a penalty for this type of behaviour? I doubt it. The rise in underemployment is deeply concerning.


2020-06-05 20:03:27 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2020-06-04 16:25:21 +1000

1,000 signatures reached