Health and Safety

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.

Member Benefits Update October 2019

Date Published: 02/10/2019 Category: Member Benefits

The October edition of your member benefits update brings you five reasons on why it’s a good time to be a first home buyer right now, we have info on unpaid super (the silent wage theft), there’s some bargains to be had with home and contents insurance, we report on why Health and Safety Reps are crucial in the war on workplace stress and we have a $100 WISH gift card to give away in our monthly competition!
Photo: L-R Our AFL Footy Tipping winner and CPSU member Toby Hunt, CPSU National Organiser, Ella Factor and Andrew Wallace from ME presenting Toby with his winnings last month


Five reasons it’s a good time to be a first home buyer
A lot is happening in the market to turn a first home buyer’s frown upside down.

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.

How do I complain about unpleasant odours?

Date Published: 03/02/2015 Category: Opinion Workers rights

Eva asks: I am a cleaner and we clean toilets and showers.

What are my rights when working in heat?

Date Published: 20/10/2014 Category: Opinion Workers rights

Casey asks: I’m working at a kitchen that is non-ventilated and is already reaching 33 degrees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Date Published: 05/06/2013 Category: Opinion

My employer says I can’t join the union, is that true? Do I have to tell my employer if I join?

Injury at work

Date Published: 02/06/2013 Category: Opinion Workers rights

Question posted by John: I injured the tendons in my hand at work and I had to work the next day and my hand swelled up.