In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Incolink, a trustee company established by unions and employers in the Victorian building industry, will offer $2,000 to worker members without an income due to site closures.
To qualify, worker members should not be receiving income from any other source. This includes WorkCover, insurance and standard leave entitlements pay, such as sick leave.
Incolink has stressed that it is vital that the construction and building industries can continue with their business, keep Victorian’s working, and showcase the resilience of the Australian economy.
Eric Locke, CEO of Incolink, said that they have been working around the clock to put urgent measures into place, given the major impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trade. He noted how the pandemic is creating anxiety, health problems and financial stress among both member workers and employers.
Incolink came up with this initiative to act as a safety net to protect its members, provide members with greater certainty, and make their lives somewhat easier in these unprecedented times.
“This situation is absolutely core to our purpose and we will be here for our members in this difficult time.”
Payments officially started on March 27, 2020. For more information on the Incolink payments or to check if you qualify, click here.