$30,000 fine for teenager’s workplace death sends no message on safety Aug 17, 2012 A $30,000 fine for the employer of a 15-year-old boy killed in a horrific workplace accident sends no message to the employer community about their responsibilities on safety, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union said today. Kevin Hadfield, former owner and manager[…]

Injured worker and family stalked by insurers……

Grubby tactics and unnecessary expenses from insurers continue : Yet another injured worker spoke to IWSN today after spending a sleepless night wondering who was stalking his every move and watching from a car parked outside his house. After reporting the matter to Police and supplying them with the model  and rego plates of the[…]

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[…]

Message from Workplace Tragedy Group

CALL FOR NSW GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT FAMILIES OF WORKERS KILLED   WE KNOW THE IMPACT OF A WORK-RELATED DEATH – WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT. Most work-related deaths are SUDDEN AND VIOLENT  – and the family’s pain and suffering is immeasurable and long lasting. The impacts are financial, social, physical, psychological – families can break[…]

How O’Farrell’s Workers Comp cuts will affect you

Two Bills introduced by the O’Farrell Government are the biggest attacks on injured workers’ rights in a generation: Changes are retrospective -this will effect you . According to the Government briefing, the ‘changes to weekly benefits, medical costs and duration [of payments] are to apply as soon as possible to existing claims’ and ‘changes to[…]

Workers Compensation Draft Bills tabled today -Shame Barry Shame!

  Not good news for ill and injured workers! It seems no one was listening at the Parliamentary Inquiry as these  draft Bills seek only to take money from the pockets of the injured and ill in an attempt to starve people back to work. The draft Workers Compensation Bill is available at this link:[…]

Parliamentary Inquiry Outcomes will starve workers back to work.

Injured workers and ill workers and their families will be worse after the Inquiry Panel announced its recommendations in Parliament last night.The proposals aim to starve injured workers back to work with pay cuts to workers after just 13 weeks. The committee’s report was tabled in the NSW Parliament late yesterday and has made 28[…]