The COVID-19 wage subsidy explained

by HSA Admin • March 31, 2020

Yesterday’s government announcement that all employees eligible under a brand-new scheme will receive a $1500 fortnightly subsidy has made massive waves. A lot of workers are asking questions, and at HSA, we want to get the facts straight. Here’s what you need to know about this new subsidy – and if you’re covered. It applies […]


What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for me and my workplace?

by HSA Admin • March 23, 2020

We know that coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown up a lot of uncertainty around who is able to work, what is operating, what support you have, and what happens if your workplace is shut down. At HSA, our number-one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members, making sure you are in a safe […]


Your Health and Safety Rights on COVID-19

by HSA Admin • March 19, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus has changed the face of work in Australia, and for industries like hair and beauty, where we work with clients and get up close and personal, we need to be sure of our workplace rights, and what to do if they’re being ignored. Here are some health and safety guidelines you […]


FAQ – The medical facts behind COVID-19

by HSA Admin • March 19, 2020

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)? Coronavirus is a group of viruses which normally cause mild illness, with symptoms similar to a common cold. A new strain, COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Hubei Province, China. It is very different from, and more serious than, the usual seasonal influenza outbreaks that happen every year. What […]


What hair stylists need to know about Coronavirus

by HSA Admin • March 12, 2020

COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is becoming more widespread in Australia with each passing day. Because of our close contact with clients and busy schedules, workers in the hair and beauty industry have an increased risk of being infected if we don’t take the right precautions. We’re keeping a close eye on COVID-19 at HSA, and we’re […]


HSA launches casual pay equity campaign at International Women’s Day

by HSA Admin • March 11, 2020

HSA have officially launched their new campaign, aimed at pay equity for casual workers in the hair and beauty industry. Members and staff spoke at the International Women’s Day march in Sydney last weekend, telling an audience of unionists and supporters about the struggle that casual workers face. As it stands, casual hair stylists are […]


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