Attribute to United Workers Union National Secretary Tim Kennedy:
“The Job Keeper wage subsidy will see a fortnightly payment of $1500 reimbursed to employers who keep workers on the books.
“Just days ago the Government said wage subsidies were impossible. We now have a $130 billion wage subsidy. At last year’s federal election we were told raising Newstart by $75 per week was also impossible. The rate has now been doubled.
“The Government is moving in the right direction because they have been pushed. But there is more work to be done to ensure all workers are included and supported to the extent that is needed. This must include all casuals, temporary visa holders and non-visa holders.
“UWU continues to call for a Jobs Guarantee backed by a 100% wage guarantee and an Income Guarantee for all unemployed workers.”
Watch an interview with Tim Kennedy about the Job Keeper wage subsidy on ABC’s The Business program: