Ms McManus said a lack of health orders allowing people to work from home, meant it came down to an employer choosing to accept the recommendation.
“I don’t think it’s good to have a one-size fits all (approach) … there should be options for it,” she said.
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has encouraged employers to allow people to work from home during the latest Omicron wave. Source: AAP / DIEGO FEDELE
“Lots of big employers with unions negotiated … say three days off, two days on, so those are the type of models being negotiated and I think they’re really successful.
She also raised the possibility that people could also miss out on career opportunities because they’re not being seen in the office.
Based on modelling, it’s expected the third Omicron wave will peak in August and wane by September.