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COVID-19 and your Protect account


This edition of The Buzz is all about COVID-19. CEO Michael Connolly explains how well Protect has weathered the pandemic and our Member Services Team provide invaluable information about the support we’re able to offer affected members, including new hardship payments.

We remind you that free counselling is always available to you and you family. Like many services, face to face counselling has ceased temporarily due to restrictions enforced by the virus, however phone and online support remains available – phone 1300 725 881.

We hear from AWU delegate John, on the vote to support Protect at the Westgate Tunnel Project and also from delegates in the Lift industry, Rick and Noel on why they chose Protect as their severance fund. Shane from Fire Rescue Victoria gives us a first-hand glimpse in to life as a first responder and Maritime members generously share their experience making a Protect claim.

And in more good news, the tax free threshold for genuine redundancy claims increased this month, read The Buzz for more details.

COVID-19 and your Protect account