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Occupational Health & Safety for Meat Workers

AMIEU Occupational Health & Safety In The Meat Industry

Web site established by AMIEU for Meat Workers

By |August 16th, 2012|Occupational Health & Safety|Comments Off on Occupational Health & Safety for Meat Workers

Compensation advice

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 […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Compensation advice

Workers’ Compensation – Return-to-Work Plans

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 […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Entitlements, Legal & Legislation, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Workers’ Compensation – Return-to-Work Plans

Sometimes it’s OK to say “No!”

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 […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers, Occupational Health & Safety|Comments Off on Sometimes it’s OK to say “No!”

Employee Safety Representatives = Union business

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 […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers, Occupational Health & Safety|Comments Off on Employee Safety Representatives = Union business

WSPA video with Grant Courtney

Watch what Grant Courtney, Federal President of the AMIEU has to say about live exports, jobs, and the eonomy.

For more information or to join this cause visit http://moveforward.org.au

By |July 9th, 2012|Live Export, Meat Workers|Comments Off on WSPA video with Grant Courtney

Vale Tom Hannan

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 […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers|Comments Off on Vale Tom Hannan

Live export, exports jobs

 

Save your job in five steps:

Learn the facts
Phone your local talk back radio station
Write a letter to your local newspaper
Ring another station and write another letter
Get involved in local actions

For more information visit: http://humanechainelectionaction.org/

By |July 9th, 2012|Live Export|Comments Off on Live export, exports jobs

WorkChoices. Never again! Abbott facts

WorkChoices took away the rights of working Australians.

Todays Liberal leader Tony Abbott was a key Minister in the former Liberal Government that introduced WorkChoices. Now, he wants to bring it back. He just wont call it WorkChoices.

Join the campaign – visit http://www.neveragain.org.au

By |July 9th, 2012|Legal & Legislation|Comments Off on WorkChoices. Never again! Abbott facts

Great news for the award workers

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, […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Awards & EBAs, Meat Workers|Comments Off on Great news for the award workers