Health and safety

Reassessing workplace safety is crucial to economic recovery

Date Published: 15/10/2021
Category: Analysis Covid-19 Health and safety Working life

As vaccination rates creep closer to the National Cabinet thresholds for economic reopening in lockdown states, many workplaces are preparing to expand their operations in a new context, writes Lauren Piko

Now’s the time to take a mental health day

Date Published: 07/10/2021
Category: Health and safety

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It’s got us thinking about the other type of mental health day and just how important it is to take one.

Have you faced age discrimination in the workplace?

Date Published: 01/10/2021
Category: Health and safety Workers rights

Age discrimination in the workplace is more common than you might think. But what is it and what you can do if you experience it?

Are you being bullied at work?

Date Published: 15/09/2021
Category: Health and safety Workers rights

To help protect yourself from bullying in the workplace, we explain what bullying is and isn’t, and what to do if it’s happening to you.

Vaccination is an act of solidarity

Date Published: 08/09/2021
Category: Covid-19 Health and safety

Australian Unions has launched a national campaign to encourage working people to get vaccinated to support essential workers and those who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic.

The cost of workplace mental health issues is staggering. Here’s how we can change it

Date Published: 14/05/2021
Category: Health and safety

Workplace mental health issues are costing the economy $200-220 billion per year. Changes to safety laws will be good for workers and the economy.

Will Minister Cash vote to protect workers’ mental health?

Date Published: 07/05/2021
Category: Health and safety Working life

Working Australians are counting on Minister Cash to better protect them from mental health hazards, writes Chloe Ward

Safe Work 4 Women: enough talk – it’s time for action

Date Published: 14/04/2021
Category: Health and safety Workers rights Working women

Australian Unions has joined together with a diverse group of organisations representing women’s rights to demand the Morrison Government deliver real safety at work for women.

What to do if you are sexually harassed at work

Date Published: 22/02/2021
Category: Health and safety Workers rights

When former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins shared her account of sexual assault in the workplace, it sent shockwaves through Parliament and the wider community.

But for many women, what emerged from the headlines was a distressingly familiar story of toxic workplace cultures, unacceptable tolerance of sexual harassment, and a complete failure of those in charge to protect victims.