The push to give frontline workers a COVID bonus payment
The Greens want Victoria’s frontline health care workers to be given a $9000 bonus due to COVID-19.
Dr Tim Read, the member for Brunswick, says it should go to anybody who has a “hands on” role in the public health system and touches patients.
“Basically anybody earning up to $90,000 who is involved in hands-on care,” he told Neil Mitchell.
Dr Read said many workers were being asked to re-train, work longer shifts, and wear uncomfortable protective gear for hours on end.
Press PLAY below to hear Dr Read make the case for the payment
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