Leading Cook, Casual Position, at a camp accomodation mess hall facility.
Major clientele being school camps. Schools now being directed to cancel
all excursions and camps, has caused need for employer to progress to
standing down workers commencing with casual employees. The Employer has
correctly paid out the week’s pre issued roster, reallocated permanent
work and workers and negotiated fast tracked employment possibilities
with major supermarket.
As a casual employee, unable to replace lost shifts worked normally,
having more than $5k in the bank, I won’t quailfy for any assistance or
benifits (including $750 to welfare recipients) under any of the now
announced stimulus. That is ok, I may be concidered better off than
others and I’m willing to do my bit given the economic uncertainties.
But I would like to point out as addressed in the book by Naomi Klein
regarding “the rise of disaster capitalism”, that I should not be
conceding my wealth and liberties to the common good of the few.
Message for Scott Morrison, please be apolitical, fair and considerate.
If you can’t, please stand aside for the moment and allow independant
expert panal/commitee to enact and advise our leaders.