1,000 signatures reached
To: The Government of New Zealand
People Must Be Paid
This campaign has ended.
We’re calling on the NZ Government to make it compulsory for all workers to get paid during the lockdown, whether or not their company decides to apply for, or is eligible for, the wage subsidy.
Why is this important?
We are all doing our bit to help eliminate the latest COVID outbreak in New Zealand.
While some of us may be essential workers, most of us will be off work, staying at home as required by the Government.
The Government will again spend billions of dollars on wage subsidies to our employers to help pay our wages while we stay home to break the chain of transmission.
But some employers aren’t applying for the subsidy. They are just asking their workers to stay at home without pay. They are refusing to pay employees who are required to stay at home due to the lockdown, or if they are immune compromised.
We call on the Government to make it compulsory for all workers to get paid during the lockdown, whether or not their company decides to apply for, or is eligible for the wage subsidy.
Please sign this petition to call on the Government to make it compulsory for companies to pay their workers during the lockdown.
This is a campaign led in partnership by First Union and E tū.