Incolink aims to help keep construction industry moving
Following the Australian government’s primary measures taken to help employers and individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Incolink has announced a $2,000 payment for worker members who are not earning income because of site closures or are self-isolating themselves.
To be eligible to receive the payment, worker members must not be earning wages or income from any other source including insurance, WorkCover, statutory leave entitlement pay including sick leave and are not covered by PSLi.
Incolink suggests that these payments should be the first line of defense but where they are not available; Incolink’s COVID-19 payment will be in place as of Friday 27 March.
“This pandemic is creating enormous anxiety, health concerns and financial pressures on our members – both employers and workers,” Incolink chief executive Erik Locke says.
“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.”
Eligible workers should ask their employer to complete a declaration through EmployerLink to confirm their eligibility. Once complete, a worker can apply for this payment online through WorkerLink. More information is available on the Incolink website.