Now we’ll see whether the Australian economy can bounce back. A cracking story from the ABC below which has some good advice if you’ve lost your job.
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Thousands of small and medium sized businesses are slashing staff and winding down Job Keeper which will penalise workers, businesses and the economy.
According to the ABC story (‘Five calls to make’), if you find yourself out of work, there are five actions you may wish to take.
Call your employer
If you lose your job, or have your hours cut, you should be notified by your employer, rather than simply having payments stopped.
Before applying for Centrelink support, speak with your boss about available options, including the possibility of redeployment. You need a letter from your employer saying you have been terminated through no fault of your own.
Other calls to consider are to your union, the National Debt Helpline (1800 007 007), your credit card company (if you owe money) and Centrelink.
Adelaide retail worker Daniel Sceeri was casually employed at a department store when he had his hours cancelled, and contacted the retail union to see where he stood.
“I then contacted Centrelink for the first time to try and apply for the government benefits to support myself out of work,” he said.
He also got in touch with managers from other department stores.
“Certain stores had more hours available and more room for staff members to work,” he said.
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