Support for Victorian Forestry & Timber Workers
All workers employed in the native timber industry can access the Worker Support Program including:
This includes direct employees, casual or temporary employees, VicForests Harvest and Haulage contractors, their sub-contractors, and sole traders.
Worker Support Program
Under the Workers Support Program (WSP) if you are made redundant you may be entitled to Support Payments.
Worker Support Payments can only be accessed when a worker is made redundant or does not have their contract renewed because of the Sawmill Opt-out Scheme or mill closure or business downsizing as a result of VicForests Timber Sales Processes.
Support Payments – Top up of redundancy for workers
Workers will receive a redundancy payment of up to $150,000 which includes:
Support Payments – Over 45 payment
Workers over 45 are eligible for an extra 3 weeks pay for every year they have worked since turning 45 years, capped at $50,000.
We will provide dedicated one-on-one support with employment skills, resume writing, application support and more
We will assist you with: