The AEAWA have received correspondence from the CEO in relation to our repeated attempt to secure 20 days COVID leave, in line with other front line workers. St John essentially advised that they are requesting the Government fund COVID leave.
MDL is useful only for work related exposures, and it in no way matches entitlements available to public sector employees.
There is also no acknowledgement of our suggestion of repurposing the JobKeeper payment received by St John, to establish a COVID leave fund for operational staff.
We will advise of our next steps once we receive further information.