The IEU is aware of a number of schools asking members to sign the ATO form nominating themselves as an “eligible employee” for JobKeeper entitlements, that is, JobKeeper nomination form. Members have rightly contacted the IEU, asking whether they should sign this form.
By signing a JobKeeper nomination form and agreeing to be nominated, an employee becomes included in recent provisions inserted into the Fair Work Act. These provisions are detailed in the article below.
If you are approached to sign a JobKeeper nomination form, please let your IEU organiser know so we can provide you with the appropriate advice.
As matters develop, and when the IEU is kept informed, IEU organisers will be attempting to contact the relevant schools and centres to determine eligibility and begin preliminary discussions as to whether the employer would be prepared to give or indicate an undertaking regarding stand downs, reduced hours, or any other changes to working arrangements and entitlements.
Unfortunately, not all employers choose to inform the IEU of their intention to apply for JobKeeper or enact other changes to their employees’ arrangements. Again, if you or your colleagues are asked to sign a JobKeeper nomination form, we strongly recommend you notify the IEU as soon as possible, so we can provide you with the best assistance and advice.