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Unions are calling for a government wage subsidy of up to 80% to protect jobs from the coronavirus downturn

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is calling for the government to pay wage subsidies to ensure people are not let go through the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, ACTU secretary Sally McManus called upon the government to provide a “coronavirus wage” of up to 80% of a worker’s standard wage.

  • James Hennessy
  • Business Insider Australia

It follows an announcement from the UK government that it…

 

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