Web site established by AMIEU for Meat Workers
- 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 for Christmas.
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. Read More...
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! Read More...
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. Read More...
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. Read More...
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