In recognition of the ongoing nature of the climate emergency and the vital importance of caring for country, the United Workers Union has established a $500,000 Climate Disaster Relief Fund
This fund is designed to support the greatest strength of our union – members taking action together. This fund will support us to be able to provide the following for members:
- A $500 emergency payment for any member who’s lost their home or place of residence in these bushfires and for any future climate disaster;
- A $100 payment per day for each member volunteering with an emergency services organisation (where the member does not have access to paid emergency services leave or has run out);
- Fee waivers for members who’ve suffered a disruption to their income for any bushfire related reason;
- Free legal advice for any disaster-related legal matter.