Incolink, a joint enterprise of employer associations and industry unions, will provide a $2000 payment for worker members not earning an income due to site closures in response to COVID-19.
To be eligible, worker members must not be earning wages or income from any other source, including insurance, WorkCover, or statutory leave entitlement pay (such as sick leave).
In a media release, Incolink said it is critical that the building and construction industries can continue to function to keep people in work and to underpin the resilience of the Australian economy.
Incolink CEO Erik Locke said it has been working day and night to get arrangements in place urgently given the significant impact of COVID-19 on the industry.
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“This pandemic is creating enormous anxiety, health concerns and financial pressures on our members – both employers and workers,” Locke said.
“Our purpose is to provide a safety net which protects our members, provides them greater certainty and makes their lives a little bit easier in situations like these.
“This situation is absolutely core to our purpose and we will be here for our members in this difficult time.”
Payments will be in place by Friday 27 March. For more information, click here.