|Since the Federal Government’s announcement that new payments would be available for domestic airline workers, and Qantas Group’s decision to stand down 2,500 workers around the country the USU/ASU has asked for more information from Jetstar and the Government about:
- Eligibility for the new payments
- How the payments will be paid
- How they interact with other payments
Although the Government has STILL not finalised the details of the scheme and we are waiting for confirmation on some elements, Jetstar has now confirmed some of the basics about how the payments will operate. We understand that all airport employees who are stood down will be able to access one of the following payments:
- COVID-19 Disaster Relief Payment – $750 a week – apply through Centrelink
- If you are in NSW or another Commonwealth declared hotspot you need to apply for this payment through Centrelink and have lost work due to the recent outbreaks (i.e. were not already stood down) then you will need to apply for this payment through Centrelink.
- Domestic Readiness Payment – $750 a week – paid by Jetstar
- This is for workers who are not eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Payment. Unfortunately, you must go through Centrelink to get the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Payment if you are in NSW or another Commonwealth designated hotspot.
- If you are not eligible for the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Payment and are stood down or take SLWOP, Jetstar will make this payment to you.
- The payment includes superannuation and tax.
We will continue to get more information on these payments and provide it to members as it comes to hand.
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