Long story short:
2 weeks ago, my employer requested us to use up our annual leave to work 3 days a week for the next 8 weeks. Understanding that things are slow and ensure we are still keeping our jobs, we were okay with it. Anyone without annual leave was given 10 days in credit.
Yesterday, we got told that we would be losing our vehicle allowances which are a part of the job package we signed when we took this job up. This makes up a considerable chunk of what we take home and it makes a big financial dent. (I understand some people have it much harder than myself in the last few weeks). Apparently this is within the legal framework.
When asked about the Job Keeper Programme, we got told that the company wasnt eligible (which we find extremely hard to believe as we specialize in the Auto industry and it has been slow even before this and has been hit hard).
If we are not eligible, the assumption would be that the company is making enough money to not fall in the 30% revenue loss category. So we don't see why we are asked to take the pay cut. Even more annoying is that they haven't specified whether it would be re-instated into our salary package.
Question to anyone that may know more than me (I cant find much via google): Is there a way to find out if a business is registered for the Job Keeper programme? How would employees know if they are nominated by the employer for the grant?