Union pressures Vic Govt to make COVID-19 a ‘presumed entitlement’ for WorkCover

AEAV has been using the power afforded by being a member of United Workers Union to demand the Victorian State Government legislate COVID-19 as a presumed entitlement for WorkCover purposes.

The union has been placing considerable pressure on all relevant state governments to formally recognise that all active Ambulance employees who contract COVID-19 are automatically assumed to have contracted it at work and subsequently are eligible for Workers Compensation.
 
Thankfully, the NSW Government has seen sense, announcing last week that it has passed the necessary legislation to extend WorkCover to assist First Responders who’ve contracted COVID-19.
 
Watch this space as we keep you updated about the success of our COVID-19 WorkCover campaign.