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To: Steven Marshall

Support public health workers

Support public health workers

We call on the State Government to immediately change its policy to enable health workers to use special paid leave before accessing sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is this important?

Public sector workers provide vital services to our communities, and we need them more than ever during this crisis.

These workers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic- and the State Government needs to provide them with genuine support.

While implementing special paid leave for workers, the State Government has mandated that any public sector worker who falls ill must use up their existing sick leave before being eligible for special paid leave.

This is not good enough.

These workers are putting themselves at risk to guarantee our safety.

This State Government policy will increase the risk that workers exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 continue working for fear of being left with no sick leave in the future.

We cannot ask workers to have to make this choice, nor is it safe for our communities.

Sign now to support public sector workers. Sign now to protect public health.


Reasons for signing

  • I have actually been unwell myself and tested negative to Covid-19 but couldn’t work while awaiting test and results. Now I have no sick leave and actually didn’t have enough to cover my days off

Updates

2020-04-03 18:32:32 +1100

100 signatures reached

2020-04-01 19:53:22 +1100

50 signatures reached

2020-04-01 14:17:39 +1100

25 signatures reached

2020-04-01 12:36:50 +1100

10 signatures reached