Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker

Posted on September 28, 2020

After strong campaigning from the union movement, the Federal Government has extended and expanded the JobKeeper Payment scheme for a further six months from yesterday, 28 September 2020, to March 2021.

The expansion is a good step forward to bringing some financial security to the thousands of workers facing an uncertain future, but it does not go far enough.

As a part the extension, eligibility will be loosened but payment amounts will be reduced.

The Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) has put together a factsheet to outline the key changes.

If you have any questions about how these changes might affect your personal situation, please don't hesitate to contact your union office by emailing or by calling 1800 177 244. 

Share this email with your colleagues so they are aware of these changes. Let them know that they can join their union here so they can access the right support and advice for their own circumstances as well. 

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