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Coronavirus wage subsidy extension, free childcare, support for apprentices on union movement’s wish list – ABC News

The union movement demands the coronavirus wage subsidy scheme be extended for at least six months and unveils a five-step plan, which includes free childcare, to kickstart the economy.

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The union movement is demanding the Commonwealth’s coronavirus wage subsidy scheme be extended for at least six months, as the nation grapples with a surge in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and clusters in Sydney.
Key points:

  • Ongoing support to people and businesses will be revealed later this week in a budget update
  • ACTU boss Michele O’Neil wants the support program extended for at least six months
  • The ACTU says free childcare might help to offset the “pink recession”
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