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ACTU to call on government to extend (and expand) JobKeeper

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The ACTU is calling on the government to extend JobKeeper for six months, beyond September.

And the union remains opposed to any wage freeze, despite the economic impacts of COVID-19.

“We’ve now got an employment rate that is shocking,” ACTU president Michele O’Neil told Neil Mitchell.

“More than 1 in 5 workers either don’t have a job, or don’t have enough work.”

Not only does the union want JobKeeper extended, they also want to expand who is covered by it.

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