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R U OK? Day
September 10 is the perfect opportunity to reach out to those we care about and make a simple welfare check. But what do you do if your mate says they're not ok?
Working as a first responder in the age of coronavirus
Career firefighter Shane Cummins runs us through a day in the life of a first responder. There are over 3,400 professional career firefighters in Victoria. Unlike many other professions, they can’t work from home and at various times throughout their shifts, social distancing is impossible.
Supporting Victorians through stage 4 lockdown
Six weeks of stage 4 lock down may impact the employment and mental health of Victorians. We can help.
Coronavirus COVID-19 - Employer update
Employers facing the prospect of shut down due to COVID-19 should make note of this important information
Watch the webinar: COVID-19 impact on employment and redundancies
Those that missed the live NECA COVID-19 Impact on Employment and Redundancies webinar featuring Protect CEO Michael Connolly can now view the recording here.
Is coronavirus giving you anxiety?
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. Look out for the signs on our checklist and know that you and your family have access to free and confidential counselling 24/7.
You have mail
Severance account statements and income protection letters are mailed out in July and January each year, along with a copy of our newsletter 'The Buzz'... and now we're preparing to go paperless!
Tax free redundancy payments
Protect’s genuine redundancy claims are tax free up to the maximum limits imposed by the ATO, which ensures you get the maximum possible payout when you need it most. As of 1 July, 2020 the tax free threshold increased.
Free confidential counselling
During this time of concern for health, employment and finances, Protect members are reminded that you have access to our free confidential counselling service 24/7.
Here for you when times are tough
Protect was established to assist workers when times are tough. We’re often assisting members when they’re having their worst day so anything we can do to help always feels rewarding.
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