Queensland energy company CS Energy has stepped up for its casual contractor workforce and guaranteed wages if they contract coronavirus or are required to undertake self-isolation.
CS Energy executive general manager plant operations Leigh Amos said the workforce guarantee covered casual contractors who worked at CS Energy’s power stations around Queensland as well as the Brisbane corporate office.
“CS Energy’s highest priority is the health and safety of everyone at our sites – both employees and contractors,” Mr Amos said.
“Casual contractors are not our employees, but we value their work.
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“While many of our casual contractors’ employers have paid leave provisions in place for COVID-19, others do not.”
CS Energy said it would provide paid leave for casual contractors if they contract COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate.
“This guarantee of paid leave should ease the financial burden of everyday living expenses for casual contractors if they are unable to work due to COVID-19,” Mr Amos said.
CS Energy is a Queensland-owned and based energy company that provides reliable and competitively priced electricity. The company employs casual contractors in fields such as procurement, warehousing and cleaning.
The business generates and sells electricity in the National Electricity Market (NEM) where it has a trading portfolio of more than 3,500MW. It operates the thermal Kogan Creek and Callide power stations, and trades energy generated by the Gladstone Power Station, in excess of the requirements of the Boyne Island aluminium smelter.
The company also has renewable energy offtakes with solar and wind projects in Queensland.
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