Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The coronavirus has affected workplaces across the country, especially those who work in casual work and the gig economy. Industry representatives and sex workers have told The Feed they tl this downturn in business may drive some towards clients and practices they would otherwise deem too risky in normal circumstances.
And for some who regularly work with disabled clients, they feel it's just not possible to proceed with regular bookings.
With a large section of Australian sex workers operating as independent contractors, relief measures announced by the federal government, like additional cover for sick leave, doesn't currently apply. Many are concerned about how they will cope in the coming months.
The uncertainty surrounding work has become an ever present reality. Vanting says the loss of income on sex workers can lead some to take on work with clients they would prefer not to.
Vanting says there are sex worker peer organisations that provide many types of support to sex workers. The support ranges from counselling, information-sharing and recommendations for staying safe at work.
But she says outside of the industry, "Given the stigma that surrounds our work, we often have difficulty accessing mainstream services when we are in crisis. The crowd funder so far has up to nine thousand dollars. River has friends who work in the industry, and on Sunday was thinking of a way to supplement their loss of income.
It all began with a post on Instagram as River was checking to see if any sex workers were in need of an emergency fund. Other people are just anticipating that they will need support in the coming weeks and months. And it's near impossible for me to get a hlre job because there's huge gaps in my where I've been a sex worker so it Woman seeking real sex Saltillo Tennessee me look unreliable or lazy.
Hunter says she has no idea what to expect over the next month, and is hie to travel to see some of her clients more at risk with coronavirus.
I just have to assume that I will sort it out because if I start worrying about it, I won't be able to get anything done. I have to manifest what I want to get because otherwise, I'm fucked.
I was living down with my partner in Elizabeth Bay and our income went down to zero for quite a while. The Latest.