Health and safety

Frontline workers aren’t getting their vaccinations – what isn’t the Government telling us?

Date Published: 16/04/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Opinion

For a Prime Minister who’s big on announcements, Scott Morrison has been strangely quiet about the vaccine rollout amongst care workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/16/frontline-workers-arent-getting-their-vaccinations-what-isnt-the-government-telling-us/

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/14/safe-work-4-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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/22/what-to-do-if-you-are-sexually-harassed-at-work/

Cutting JobSeeker: a national shame, an international embarrassment

Date Published: 12/02/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Jobseeker Opinion Working life

It’s true Australia has done better than most countries when it comes to responding to the coronavirus crisis. But as we emerge from this pandemic, we’re at serious risk of slipping behind on one key measure.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/12/cutting-jobseeker-a-national-shame-an-international-embarrassment/

Workers Memorial Day

Date Published: 10/04/2018 Category: Health and safety

On April 28th each year across the globe we take a moment to remember those who have died at work and recommit ourselves to making work safe. Over many years unions and their members have struggled to make work safer and we have done a great job but still too many people die at work or…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2018/04/10/workers-memorial-day/

I’ve been called in for a meeting about safety

Date Published: 12/09/2017 Category: Health and safety Opinion

Warren asks: I’ve been called in for a meeting tomorrow morning.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2017/09/12/ive-been-called-in-for-a-meeting-about-safety/