Uber doesn’t pay its workers worker compensation. Nor does Deliverroo. Nor does Airtasker. Nor do any of these new or “Gig economy”* employers I have happened to come across over the past 3 years. It’s an amazing thing though, these companies give you and themselves the capacity to rate their workers and dish out work[…]
Karoshi means death by overwork. In Japanese it is spelt with the Kanji for overdo, labour, die and it is more common than anyone would like. Officially 400 people have died because of Karoshi in 2016, the unofficial figure is around the 20,000 people a year. It should be interesting to everyone that[…]
Imagine being in a workplace where the pressure to succeed was so extensive that people were driven to take down co-workers just to succeed? ”Two Macquarie Group executives repeatedly drugged a colleague with valium and laxatives during a business trip to South America in a “malicious” attempt to discredit him.Within hours of the dangerous prank,[…]
Last night Unions NSW invited injured workers and myself to speak to their weekly council meeting. The following is the speech I gave.I’d like to thank unions NSW for inviting me to speak tonight on a topic that has been encompassing my life for the last three years. As I was introduced, I am the current[…]
The list of ethical employment is long and updated daily, but do we need a list of ethical employers? Let me first point out that this is a personal rant rather than a policy position of the Injured Workers Support Network. Usually that wouldn’t matter much but I want the reader to know that I[…]
Secondary injury is an injury that occurs because of the primary injury. In some ways, a secondary injury is harder to cope with than the primary one. Injury affects people differently even if the injury is the same between two people. On the surface this seems incongruous but given that no two people[…]
Author: Anna Patty. Original story: 15 June 2017 Sydney Morning Herald From the age of nine, when his dad first plonked him on the back of a small calf, Mitchell Gajkowski loved rodeo life. “In his blood”: Mitchell Gajkowski had dreamed of a bull riding career in the US. Photo: Supplied After riding the poddy calf[…]
Are you coming today? The weathers fine (but we’re undercover just in case).11 am Holroyd Workers Memorial Park. Family Picnic.