MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING STARTS VIA SCANIA INCOLINK BUS

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy CFMEU VIC/TAS


VICTORIAN STATE GOVERNMENT backing and union industry-partner support saw Incolink’s Scania ‘health bus’ debut for on-site worker Covid-19 coronavirus testing, recently.

MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING STARTS VIA SCANIA INCOLINK BUS
“We are proud to support Incolink to extend the use of their health buses to test for Covid-19 and I encourage all members to utilise this great tool to ensure their safety,” CFMEU VIC/TAS secretary John Setka explained.

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (aka CFMEU) VIC/TAS says it’s proud to support its industry partner and redundancy fund Incolink in the establishment of mobile testing of construction workers for Covid-19, under a new initiative supported by the state government.

On-site testing commenced on Wednesday, 29 April, 2020, at Multiplex’s Melbourne Square, in Southbank - the site which had the second confirmed case of Covid-19 in the industry, the union explains.

To welcome the initiative, CFMEU VIC/TAS secretary John Setka was one of the first from the construction industry to receive a test via the new mobile health buses, the union confirms.

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ENSURING SAFETY

Setka stressed the importance of this momentous initiative in supporting the health of workers and the construction industry during this time:

"CFMEU VIC/TAS will continue to support any initiative that further protects the safety of construction workers whilst our industry continues to help rebuild the country’s economy," he said.

"We are proud to support Incolink to extend the use of their health buses to test for Covid-19 and I encourage all members to utilise this great tool to ensure their safety," he explained.

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Incolink’s health bus is supported by a range of industry partners in addition to the CFMEU VIC/TAS, including the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union Vic and WA (PPTEU), Electrical Trades Union (ETU), industry superannuation fund Cbus, Master Builders Victoria (MBV) and long-service leave scheme CoInvest.

Builders and workers can register to have the Incolink Bus visit their workplace by visiting http://incolink.org.au/covid19-testing/

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