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#ILostMyHospoShift

September 7, 2020

Sacha

Business hasn’t been able to reopen due to corona and being in a council owned property
September 7, 2020

Alberto

I have been stood down from work because of covid19. I have now been reemployed but with drastically reduced hours. I am now in a position to not be able to cover the cost of my rent and utilities. I am relying on hand out from the Red Cross for food.
September 7, 2020

Giuseppe

I only work one shift, only earning $100
May 29, 2020

Alina

The restaurant closed but before that they already cut the hours extremely
May 29, 2020

Pei Fang

It affected me for the rent and life…
May 29, 2020

Ya Yu

I worked in a restaurant, due to COVID-19, numbers of customer were going down rapidly, so that business owner decided to close their shop and dismiss all of employees.
May 29, 2020

Renzo

I don’t have money, so I can’t pay the rent mire than 2 weeks, and I’m not considering food. I bought some food for 2 weeks.
May 29, 2020

Vanessa

I changed jobs at the beginning of the year and the restaurant where I worked was forced to close its doors and started to work only for delivery because of COVID-19 they reduced the number of the team and as I was the last contractor, unfortunately it started with me.
May 29, 2020

Carla

I don’t have a job right now and I still have to pay rent, bills and school fees
May 29, 2020

Minhee

I am one of the massage clinic students. I am struggling to lose my job because of the corona virus. It’s time for someone’s help. Let me make money. I want support
May 29, 2020

Ana Laura

I’m with the Working Holidays Visa currently living in Port Douglas. As all restaurants, bars and cafe are closed two weeks ago I had filled all my paperwork to start working at Pullman this week but I couldn’t. I’m also working at a Company of Catering services for parties and all my shifts have been cancelled. I need to do hospitality jobs or farm jobs to extend my visa but with the restaurant closed and […]
May 29, 2020

YiChieh

Work place closed, I didn’t have any income
May 29, 2020

Stefanie

My restaurant is currently closed and we have no idea when its gonna reopen! With no income, I can’t pay rent, bills, I’m even worried how I’m gonna buy food. Also, My visa expires in may and it cost hips of money!
May 29, 2020

Jessica

I have no job because I’m in hospitality and the club i work at got shut down . I now have to use all my entitlement. So when i have my baby in September I’ll be on limited leave and will have to go back to work after 6 months. Thanks scomo!!!!
May 29, 2020

Alex

My pub has closed down, putting both myself and my partner out of work. My mental health is up and down as it is for now.
May 29, 2020

Kris

Restaurant shut , we’ve all been stood down until further notice
May 29, 2020

Rafael

The company put us in stood down with the opportunity to use leave entitlements. But as a temporary visa holder, I can not work in another company or another job. Now wondering if I will lose my visa, how I will pay bills, rent and buy food in the long term.
May 29, 2020

Neel

I don’t have any shifts and barely have money to survive for the month
May 29, 2020

Jacob

I don’t know how I’m going to pay my mortgage payment. From nz and not entitled to any help.
May 29, 2020

Maria

I was a part-time waitress in two different restarutants in the Brisbane CBD. Unfortunately, due to the Cov-19 crisis, I lost my 2 part-time jobs. I am an international student, I do not have any support network around me that can financially support me in this circumstance. I urgently need some financial aid so that i can afford to pay my rent and all my daily basic expenses.
May 29, 2020

Jason

I have no income, I’m not entitled to any Centrelink support as I’m a NZ citizen. Plus I also not know how I’m going to be able too pay my rent. My previous workplace has had to close.
May 29, 2020

Pets

I am not able to pay my whole fortnights rent,bills and food, and this fornight I have gone without any money for the last 8 days! I received $400 for the fortnight from centrelink, but my rent alone is $450 p/f. Emotionally, it is extremely hard to stay positive.
May 29, 2020

Louisa

Chef at a very rich elite private school school has shut
May 29, 2020

Angie

I’ve just rented a house with 3 other people and they’ve lost the jobs also… struggling to pay bills and rent and essential shopping items.
May 29, 2020

Taz

I was offered to go to be stood down on unpaid leave until we can resume operating. 3 days later my contract was terminated. Nothing had been passed onto the employees and frankly their total lack of empathy for their ‘valued’ staff is disgusting.
May 29, 2020

Sophie

I have stopped getting any shifts and the business had to close and let staff go. I have applied for many other jobs over the past 2 weeks and have not heard back from any.
May 29, 2020

Walter

No shifts no money Need a roof over my head Need power need food Stressed anxiety
May 29, 2020

Mark

I cant pay rent and may have to fly back to New Zealand and leave my life in Australia behind with all my possessions and bills
May 29, 2020

Peter

Shut down
May 29, 2020

Peter

Have to apply for centrelink, already surviving week to week, now I have to survive for 3-4 week’s without any support.
March 29, 2020

READY TO RIOT: This is why hospo workers are angry as hell

By Hollie, Hospo Voice Member Early mornings and late nights, holidays and weekends. We are the workers who put food on the table in cafés, restaurants and bars across the country. But as the COVID-19 pandemic tears the hospitality industry apart, we are left are asking how we will put food on our own tables. Stacey, a worker at a large multinational corporation, describes how in response to the health emergency she received massive cuts […]
March 28, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: WORKERS’ PLAN TO SURVIVE COVID-19 CRISIS: NO LAY-OFFS; INCOME GUARANTEE; TAX RELIEF AND RENT/ MORTGAGE FREEZES

As millions of workers across the country face cuts to hours and job losses, United Workers Union has today outlined an emergency plan of what working people need from the Federal Government to get through the COVID-19 crisis. The United Workers Union is calling for every person irrespective of their citizenship or visa status to receive either a Jobs Guarantee or an Emergency Income Guarantee, along with a raft of other important actions to ensure […]
March 20, 2020

Jules, Chef, 34.

As casual my shifts have been reduced – I have gone from 26 hours to 12. I really need the hours as I’m currently doing my masters and I don’t receive student benefits. I can’t rely on my partner for financial support because he too is casual, and his hours have also been reduced. Fortunately, my workplace has decided to remain open for now. Our General Manager has put in place health and safety posters […]
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