The Andrews Government is doing what no other government has done by developing a new Secure Work pilot scheme.  This will provide up to five days of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage for casual or insecure workers in priority industries.

The pilot will run for two years (commencing in late 2021 or early 2022) and will cover workers in occupations with high levels of insecurity including cleaners, hospitality staff, security guards, supermarket workers and aged care staff. The Government will consult with workers, industry and unions on the model. While any future ongoing scheme would be subject to an industry levy, the pilot scheme will be fully funded by the Victorian Government at no cost to business.