RALLY TO DEMAND A NATIONAL STEVEDORING CODE OF PRACTICE While the NSW Premier Barry OFarrell cheerfully strips away workers compensation entitlements and rewards employers who kill and maim workers, stevedoring workers continue to die on our waterfront.This high risk industry disgracefully  has no code of practice ! Despite evidence that there is a real need[…]

Boss alleges bullying by union delegate for sticking up for workmates!

Clapped back to work by workmates…. AMWU delegate Paul Lavery has been given a hero’s welcome back to his job at McCain’s after the Federal Court suspended a decision to sack him over the way he stood up for workmates. Mr Lavery was clapped into work by fellow AMWU members for his first shift at[…]

West Gate Bridge Collapse anniversary today

Remembering those that dont make it home…… CFMEU members, survivors and their families and friends will gather today at 11.00am to remember the collapse of the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne on October 15, 1970, which killed 35 workers. The incident is regarded as Australia’s worst ever industrial accident. At 11.45am on October 15, 1970,[…]

Bosses out of line on doctor attendance

“Workers should be pleased with the actions of their Unions in continuing to speak out and protect the rights and dignity of injured and ill workers” says Workers Health Centre CEO Michelle Burgess. “Union action has brought forward a statement from the Fair Work Ombudsman in which it explained there was “no reason why an employer[…]

Apprentice fights for life after workplace accident

In the ever increasing casual approach to work health and safety by the NSW government  workers continue to be injured on the job…… A man has been severely burned after an explosion in a NSW government building in Sydney yesterday The 26-year-old 4 th year apprentice contractor, who was working on level 52 of the[…]

Remembering lives lost at work -National Police Rememberance Day this Saturday

The blue ribbon is a precious sign acknowledging the sacrifice made by police officers who’ve died on duty or lost their lives through illness and other circumstances. In the lead-up to National Police Remembrance Day (NPRD) this Saturday, we encourage you to use this ribbon in your Facebook profile pictures to show your support for[…]

R U OK? DAY SEPTEMBER 13 2102 – a conversation could change a life….

R U OK?Day is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues, ‘Are you ok?’ By regularly reaching out to one another and having open and honest conversations, we can all help build a more connected community and reduce our country’s high suicide rate. R U OK?Day[…]

Teen killed on the job due to boss’s incompetence

Insulation trainee ‘given test answers’ dies on his first day at  work Is it too much to expect our kids come home from work safe??I think not. A Contract  inspector for an insulation company that employed a teenager who died on his first day on the job has told a Sydney coronial inquest a training[…]