At the last Children’s Services Meeting, members and delegates agreed that we need to have a consistent ask and approach to Councils and came up with the following set of claims demanding Councils commit to:

  • Normal pay to be maintained (not leave) in the event of a childcare shutdown
  • Alternative duties for workers who fall in the high-risk group defined by DHHS. If alternative duties cannot be found, special COVID-19 leave to be provided
  • Extra PPE provided to staff who are in the high-risk group
  • Hazardous pay to be paid to Educators in the frontline who are at increased risk

Members and delegates were asked to discuss these claims with members in their workplace.

Please provide any feedback on the above claims by close of business Tuesday 21 April to

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