We’re only opening for a couple hours every day (10-2.30) instead of 7 am to 4 pm. Only core staff are still working.. usually we have 4 staff on in one shop and 10 in the other shop. Now its 3 and 6. Everyone’s hours have been cut dramatically. I got a 3.25 hr shift next week and normally I work 20-25 hrs per week. This is not sustainable at all but I’m glad I’m still making *some* money. I wish the government would finally approve some kind of universal income for everyone. So many people are affected!
What makes it worse is that I’m not an Australian citizen. I live here permanently and I’m on a permanent partner visa but that makes me virtually ineligible for any government support. I hope that if he government decides to help us casuals, I won’t be excluded.