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Fair Work Commission awards paid pandemic leave to aged care workers to stop staff going to work sick – ABC News

A new ruling entitles aged care workers employed under three awards to two weeks’ paid leave to self-isolate due to coronavirus in a bid to help prevent staff turning up to work sick.

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Aged care workers employed under three awards will be entitled to two weeks’ paid leave if they are required to self-isolate due to having coronavirus symptoms or being a close contact of a confirmed case, following a ruling from the Fair Work Commission.
Key points:

  • The Fair Work Commission ruled the paid leave was necessary nationwide due to recent events demonstrating “how rapidly circumstances can change”
  • The ruling follows submissions from the Australian Council of Trade U…

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