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March 20, 2020

Stirling

I’m down to minimum 3 hour shifts. Hopefully will keep them but we’ll see…
March 20, 2020

Harry

No hours for me, a casual, right now. Maybe none for the foreseeable future either.
March 20, 2020

Dylan

I have an immune disorder which has resulted in having to quarantine regulardless of infection, I can’t work, I can’t go grocery shopping, I can’t leave my house. I now have to apply for Centrelink benefits which could take months to kick in, I have rent to pay, car insurance, phone bills, and no way of earning money for the forseable future. Our government needs to take action now and start looking after the casual […]
March 20, 2020

Jeremy

This did not start this week this started 2 weeks ago . Money not coming in the door more bills then income , government rules mean that my 3 food market stalls cant operate meaning 9 staff out of work also, my side gig as casual cut , 0 hours , went from working 7 days a week 70 hours plus to working 0 hours , bills still coming in .
March 20, 2020

Ching

Some of my shifts have been shortened and some of it has been cancelled, I am earning income that just enough to pay my rent weekly and any other spendings are up to my savings, I am really worried.
March 20, 2020

Louise

I worked at a cafe in the city for four years and due to COVID-19 my boss was really struggling to make ends meet. He had to close up shop three days ago and I’m now out of an income with no savings or leave to fall back on.
March 20, 2020

Nathan

Due to closed borders, many surrounding businesses working from home and the fear mongering surrounding COVID-19 my venue has very few guests coming through, forcing my employer to cut casual employee shifts and roster only salaried staff. This has all escalated within the week having 5 shifts cancelled with no money at all coming in and rent looming.
March 20, 2020

Leah

Both of my workplaces have closed down. I am stressed and worried and feel ignored by all levels of government. No one is mentioning the amount of people out of work already and what they are going to do about it. My partner has also lost his job as of next Friday and we have two young children. I have never been unemployed before, we need assistance now!!
March 20, 2020

Cory

I inevitably will lose my job as the crisis gets worse. Won’t be able to pay rent, bills etc
March 20, 2020

Chloe

Downturn in business meant that my boss couldn’t afford to keep us. Contract terminated this week – the week that my lease finished and day that I had to pay a new bond and first months rent for a new place to live.
March 20, 2020

Brittany

I just got a job at the airport and every day someone else is fired or made redundant. I am lucky enough to still have a job however with reduced hours it’s slowly heading towards no job.
March 20, 2020

Thomas

I work in functions and theatre bars, all of our venues have been closed
March 20, 2020

Matt

Because of the quarantine policy that came into place 2 hours before I arrived back in Australia, I wasn’t able to return to work.
March 20, 2020

Zoe

Our restaurant is struggling less than 50% sales
March 20, 2020

Cae

Me and every casual worker at my work have been left off the roster (from 20ish hrs a week down to zero) for ‘at least the next two weeks’, but may be indefinite.
March 20, 2020

Milda

The restaurant I work has been closed because of the Covi-19 crisis. I have no income to pay my bills, rent and school. I feel trapped and very upset with the system and goverment here.
March 20, 2020

Darren

No customers
March 20, 2020

James

My shifts have been cut in half. My partner and I just bought a house and the thought of losing half my income is terrifying. How are we supposed to pay our mortgage if I’m forced out of half my wages?
March 20, 2020

Belle

I work in a busy cocktail bar in the cbd, most if not all our clientele are suits & tourists. We’ve gone from huge nights non stop to nothing in barely a week. None of our casuals have shifts, the full time staff are forced to take unpaid leave so that the business can keep floating. We’re f*****.
March 20, 2020

Grace

My venue has closed indefinitely, and although I worked all day Friday, I was informed over the phone at 10pm the same day that I wasn’t to return the next day (Saturday) as all shifts had been cancelled as there was to be no more trade. Although there was a slight offer of possible shifts at alternative venues they have stated this will “take time” with no information available immediately and as an international backpacker […]
March 20, 2020

Nora

My workplace decided to cut all the casual hours, here fore I don’t have any shifts anymore.
March 20, 2020

Elena

I need this shift as supplementing income because of my HECS debt that really increases my taxes.
March 20, 2020

Eloise

As a casual worker, I saw all my shifts cut indefinitely. I’m french on a bridging visa which makes me non eligible for any Centrelink payments or help… Many WHV workers and overseas students are in my situation. We need help !
March 20, 2020

Samantha

We have reduced opening hours, and have therefore moved to a skeleton team. Whilst the managers are trying to give everyone shifts, there are only 2-4 bartenders on per day- prioritising team leaders-, and we have over 30 bartenders..
March 20, 2020

Tim

My job fully shut down with no notice
March 20, 2020

Jonathan

No customers, I’ve lost my wage and now I don’t know how I’m gonna pay my rent and living expenses
March 20, 2020

Jordan

I was laid off from my work which I had been working at for 2 years. 13 staff let go overnight due to COVID19.
March 20, 2020

James

I’m going to be destitute.
March 20, 2020

Olivia

I have two jobs and have completely lost my casual shifts for one (3x shifts a week) and had my hours cut from 20-25 at my other job to 10. I will not be able to afford to live on 10 hours part time pay.
March 20, 2020

Jade

Our work has had to change trading hours to only being open 5 hours Monday the Thursday and 8 hours the rest of the days meaning that at most all the casuals at work are only getting 10 hours some are getting none
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