The Injured Workers Support Network (IWSN) Northern Region is proud to announce the creation of the Central Coast Network Group.
Injured and ill workers and their families are invited to attend our first meeting on the 25th of August at 11am at Coast Shelter 346 Mann Street, North Gosford who have been gracious enough to provide us a meeting space for free. The group is also being supported by the Central Coast Union Alliance who passed a motion of support at their July meeting.
“Injured or ill workers and their families do it tough. The workers compensation system is a maze of conflicting agendas and ideologies. Injured Workers are caught like mice in the middle of this. Not only are they trying their hardest to overcome their injury but they have to continue to support their families, fight with insurance companies for their weekly pay and medical expenses and then try to get back to work before the boss fires them.” Injured Worker Support Network Coordinator Rowan Kernebone said. “The IWSN network meetings give injured workers a safe place to vent, to lean on each other, learn from each other and work together for a better outcome, both personally and in changing the system that’s stacked up against the injured worker”.
The Injured Workers Support Network assists and supports workers who have sustained work related injuries & disabilities; provides and shares information and experiences about the workers compensation system and the rights of injured & disabled workers, Forms networks between injured workers and other organisations that have similar aims and objectives and assists and encourages injured workers to establish links within their local community health system, Government Departments, organisations and other individual support groups who can assist injured workers.
Injured workers needing assistance please call our Helpline on (02) 9749 7566
To find out more about the Injured Workers Support Network: www.injuredworkerssupport.org.au
Coordinator: Rowan Kernebone 0412 926 777
Michelle Burgess 0419402775
Volunteer Coordinator Northern region:
Carl Veugen: 0466 377 398 (IWSN Board Director)