Report all accidents to your employer, no matter how trivial, without waste of time.
Don’t take time off work on sick pay because of the higher rate of pay.
Don’t sign any documents which might release your employer from responsibility.
Don’t attempt to cover up an injury in order to maintain “accident-free days” and so collect a chicken […]
Recently there has been a number of enquiries by members seeking advise on their legal rights in relation to “Return to Work Plans”.
Some employers whether they are self insured or covered by insurance companies are trying to pressure injured workers into signing off on their return to work plans.
There is no legal requirement to sign […]
Machinery used in meat processing can be bloody dangerous!
Many horrific injuries have occurred in the meat industry that were caused by machines invented to assist in the cutting up of animals after they are dead.
These machines are just as effective on live humans as they are on dead animals!
Machines designed to saw animals in half […]
Just like a delegate or shop steward, the role of the Employee Safety Representative (ESR) represents workers. Unlike delegates and shop stewards, not all ESR’s are union members.
In fact, many workplaces don’t have an ESR. A state WorkCover Authority estimates that only about 20% of workplaces have ESR’s. Yet the ESR is a legislated and […]
Vale Tom Hannan
Always remembered as the workers’ friend
Members have learned of the recent passing of the AMIEU former Federal Secretary. Terrence Richard Hannan, known to us all as Tom passed away last Thursday, 14th April, 2011 aged 73 years.
Tom was a mentor and friend; it is hard to believe that he has gone. He will […]
Unions achieve $26 per week for 1.4 million award employees
Labors Fair Work Australia minimum wage panel, in its first decision, has increased modern award minimum weekly rates by $26 – just $1 short of the $27-a-week sought by the ACTU.
FWA President Justice Geoffrey Giudice, Senior Deputy Presidents Ian Watson and Anne Harrison, Commissioner Frank Raffaelli, […]