Campaign to defend workers’ comp intensifies

NSW trade unions have vowed to continue campaigning against draconian new laws that slash the rights and entitlements of sick and injured workers. There has been an 11th hour amendment in which injured workers will no longer be able to claim their legal costs in WorkCover disputes even if they win. The state government’s workers[…]

Dedicated help-line available at IWSN to address injured workers’ concerns

The Injured Workers Support Network have set up a dedicated line for anyone wanting to discuss their concerns about the proposed Bill of changes to NSW Workers Compensation. Please contact : (02) 9749 7566 If you are unable to get through on this phone please send and email with your name and contact details to[…]

Workers exposed again to asbestos at Barrangaroo site

Work has been halted for a second time at Sydney’s Barangaroo high-rise development because of fears about asbestos. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) said about 40 people digging foundations at the southern part of the harbourside construction site walked off the job about noon (AEST) on Monday. The union said an amount[…]

Another worker dies as OFarrell rewards employers with low premiums

Another worker has died this morning after being trapped under a forklift at the Sydney Markets. The worker died at the scene in Flemington, in the city’s inner west, about 5.20am today, a NSW Police media spokeswoman said. A coronial report is being prepared but WorkCover will handle the investigation. As the OFarrell government beats[…]