Member Stories – Page 2 – United Workers Union
March 30, 2020

Min

Government announced all clubs closing 12 midday on Monday. I lost my shifts straight away.
March 30, 2020

Wahid

By 13th of march as i was starting my job and I am sensitive to smale of lpg, I began to snizing and I have asked to leave and I have gone to hospital and to see my doctor to get medical certificate and return back to work. By 22nd still mangment not happy with me which so many of workers in contact with me in directly. Production manager try to bring me to point of anger to respond back to my coworker. For their view was outraged my behavior.
March 30, 2020

Haydn

I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m still working, however my employment agency has pulled a shifty. The place where work asked the workers if anyone would be interested in arvo shift for 15% extra pay so I said yes. I was being payed above award on day shift, but now I’m getting award afternoon shift rates. So I’ve moved to arvo shift and I’m getting stuff all extra for it. Do I have a leg to stand on?
March 30, 2020

Benjaman

So I have been stood down at work while this crisis is happening. The manager said I haven’t lost of job but in the mean time they have to stand me down for a minimum of 4 weeks. I am a permanent with them, it started off by losing around $600 a week after tax and then literally to no work at all.
March 30, 2020

Millie

I’ve lost my job and the industry I’m trained in has fallen apart – so there’s no jobs going for chefs right now. I’m trying to apply for other work but not hearing anything as I’m unskilled/have not recently worked in other industries and there’s so much competition. I’m not going to be eligible for Centrelink because my partner earns too much – his job is likely to fall through within the month. I’m better off than many – I’m lucky to have a partner to support me. But it’s still a horrible situation and I feel helpless. I’d rather not access my super only to leave myself short later in life.
March 30, 2020

Priyanka

Its affecting my familybecause I am a single earner at home.My husband was driving uber but he is not been able to work from last month and my job is almost gone.Being a casual worker I am really stressed how me and my family will survive in these crisis.
March 30, 2020

Danielle

I don’t have any hours due to covid-19 and I centrelink can’t help me. I have so many expenses coming up I hope this is all over before I run out of savings.
March 30, 2020

A vijayan

Because of shipping products is ready stop so no product delivery
March 30, 2020

MOHAMMED

I have no work since 2 weeks and I am struggling to pay my Bill’s and rents and have nothing in savings now.
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