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To: Gladys Berejiklian
Support NSW workers to get tested without losing pay!
New South Wales needs a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment now!
Each week, hundreds of thousands of workers are taking COVID-19 tests and being required to self-isolate in New South Wales.
Subsequent lockdowns and outbreaks have seen many workers exhaust their leave entitlements and what little they had savings. Workers are being forced to choose between their livelihoods and the health and safety of the community.
As we continue to face down this pandemic, workers need to be supported in keeping the community safe - this means being able to get tested, self-isolate and still pay the bills.
Sign the petition and tell Premier Gladys Berejiklian: To get through this crisis, every worker must be able to get tested and isolate without the worry of losing their livelihoods and making ends meet.
Why is this important?
Not doing so risks the entire community’s health and shirks the government's responsibility to look after the wellbeing of all during an unprecedented pandemic.
One of the issues we saw in Victoria was workers faced with the impossible decision of going to work sick or not being able to put food on the table - which can lead to the virus spreading. They introduced a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment.
To help ensure all of us can follow public health advice and stay safe during this crisis, sign the petition now.