Working people have carried Australia through the current pandemic. Many of us have literally been on the frontline.

The ACTU has recently launched a campaign that puts the essential contribution of working people right at the centre of the national conversation.

This campaign, titled For the workers, could easily have been written with members of our union in mind. You can learn more about the campaign here.

But despite the essential services they provide, some ASU members have been mistreated by their employers. At some councils in Melbourne, the lowest-paid workers have been stood down without pay.

Please take a moment to sign this petition demanding councils reinstate, redeploy or pay their employees

Employers cannot be trusted to do the right thing by working people through the pandemic. That’s why we need the federal government to extend JobKeeper to local government.

So we are asking you to send a message to federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg about the need for the Morrison Government to support local government workers by extending JobKeeper to Local Government.

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