Work Health and Safety

Workplace fatalities increase 32% under Morrison Government

Date Published: 27/04/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

Showing up at work shouldn’t mean putting your life at risk. But a report from the ACTU shows Morrison’s failings have endangered workers lives. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/27/workplace-fatalities-increase-32-under-morrison-government/

Let’s talk about Mental Health at Work

Date Published: 22/03/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

Australia has come a long way in recognising the importance of addressing workplace mental health, but there’s still a long way to go.  
  
The best way to protect your mental health at work? Joining your union.  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/22/lets-talk-about-mental-health-at-work/

Morrison can no longer leave the disabilities sector to struggle alone

Date Published: 28/02/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

Earlier this month, unions, workers, service providers and people with disability met with MPs in Canberra to call on the Morrison Government to provide the disability sector with much needed support.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/02/28/morrison-can-no-longer-leave-the-disabilities-sector-to-struggle-alone/

COVID positive workers no longer forced back to work

Date Published: 19/01/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

Thanks to the power of workers organising and hundreds of messages sent to Woolworths’ Facebook page over the weekend, every worker who has tested positive for COVID will be able to isolate, rest at home and recover.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/19/covid-positive-workers-no-longer-forced-back-to-work/

Unions prepared to take “whatever steps are necessary” to keep their workplaces safe

Date Published: 18/01/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

The union movement will do everything we can to keep people safe and act to slow the spread of this latest wave of the Covid pandemic.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/18/unions-prepared-to-take-whatever-steps-are-necessary-to-keep-their-workplaces-safe/

Covid positive abattoir workers forced back to work

Date Published: 14/01/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

Teys Australia will force South Australian abattoir workers who are COVID positive to report for duty at work on Monday.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/14/covid-positive-abattoir-workers-forced-back-to-work/

Symptoms at work? You have the right to leave

Date Published: 13/01/2022
Category: Work Health and Safety

But if you’re in a sweat because you’re worried about leaving work due to having Covid-19 symptoms – don’t be. It’s your right.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/01/13/symptoms-at-work-you-have-the-right-to-leave/