The hidden cost of working from home

The hidden cost of working from home

Work from home rates skyrocketed across the country this year, driven by the Australian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of Australians working from home most days increased from 12% in March (prior to COVID-19 restrictions) to 31% in...
Employer discriminates against member vulnerable to COVID-19

Employer discriminates against member vulnerable to COVID-19

An employee was told  to undertake an unnecessary medical assessment before returning to work. In a recent case, an IEUA-QNT member was considered a vulnerable person because of their underlying chronic condition and accordingly requested to work from home in line...
Combating COVID-19: a collective response

Combating COVID-19: a collective response

The Queensland and the Northern Territory have so far been fortunate to be spared the devastating impacts of a second wave of COVID-19 in our communities; however, the need to continue our collective response to this crisis and keep employers to account remains...