Due to the ongoing COVID-19 DELTA outbreak in Victoria, it has been announced that construction sites across Greater Melbourne must now operate with 25% of their workforce. Regrettably, this will affect ETU members. The following financial support options are available to ETU members who require them:
 
* Up to $4,000 Hardship Payment from your funds in Protect.
Apply online at: www.protect.net.au
 
* $450 COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment
If you have to be tested and isolate, you are eligible for a $450 payment from the Victorian Government. 
Apply online at: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
 
* Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment
If you have been told to quarantine or isolate, you may be eligible for a $1,500 per fortnight payment from the Commonwealth Government.
Apply online at my.gov.au or call 180 22 66.
 
* COVID-19 Disaster Payment - Lost Wages
If you have lost wages due to lockdown, you may be eligible for the Commonwealth Disaster Payment.
Apply online at my.gov.au or call 180 22 66.
 
If you need to contact your Organiser, you can find their details HERE.