Health and safety

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/14/the-cost-of-mental-health/

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

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/07/vote-to-protect-workers-mental-health/

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/