Guild backs pan­demic pay

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NEWS that Vic­to­rian work­ers who have ex­hausted sick leave en­ti­tle­ments will be el­i­gi­ble to ac­cess a $1,500 Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment pay­ment, is be­ing wel­comed by the Phar­macy Guild of Aus­tralia.

With the COVID-19 cri­sis wors­en­ing in the State, Guild Vic­to­rian Branch Pres­i­dent, An­thony Tas­sone, said “the ques­tion of sup­port across the com­mu­nity for all work­ers af­fected by COVID out­breaks is now an ap­pro­pri­ate fo­cus of Fed­eral and State Gov­ern­ments”.

“As a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple we be­lieve the sup­port by Gov­ern­ments is war­ranted and es­sen­tial in circumstan­ces where work­ers and busi­nesses are suf­fer­ing im­pacts,” he said.

It is cur­rently un­clear how the pay­ments will be de­liv­ered to work­ers forced to self-iso­late.

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