Stop stalling – fund paid pandemic leave for health, aged care, and disability support workers

Health, aged care, and disability support workers cannot socially distance from the people they work with and are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

Many of these frontline heroes are in low paid and insecure work and cannot afford to take time off.

Saying no to a shift can mean the difference between putting food on the table or going hungry.

Paid pandemic leave for all health, aged care and disability support workers is not just the right thing to do, it is a critical public health measure.


The evidence is clear and growing by the day – health workers need paid pandemic leave. And we need it now!

The HSU is fighting for all health, aged care, and disability support workers to have the right to paid pandemic leave through the Fair Work Commission, but one thing is holding us back – we need the Federal Government to provide funding.

The Government must act now to ensure workers are no longer forced to choose between being able to put meals on the table or staying home and getting tested.

When you protect health workers, you are also protecting the people they work with and the wider community.

Sign the petition to tell the government we need paid pandemic leave for health, aged care, and disability support workers, now!


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