Tag Archives | industrial relations

Workers compensation: Thousands of injured NSW workers could be disadvantaged after recent court ruling

The Cram Fluid Power v Green decision has huge implications for injured workers across NSW who will be prevented from getting access to necessary medical treatment and income support. The decision states that injured workers will no longer be able to receive additional to lump sum compensation payments if their condition deteriorates over time.   As reported by […]

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100 dock workers sacked in midnight email

Overnight 100 dock workers were sacked in an underhanded move by Hutchinson Ports Australia. Workers were sent an email at midnight informing them that they should not come in to work and would be paid only to the end of next week. The Maritime Union of Australia reports that guards are posted at the gates […]

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Compo changes, thousands benefit but thousands to still miss out  

Thousands of injured workers will benefit, but thousands more will miss out, from a modest workers compensation reform package announced by the NSW government today. The government’s $1 billion reform package represents only a small part of the multi-billion surplus the scheme has generated since 2012. The Greens continue to call for this surplus to […]

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What happened to the Anzac Day public holiday?

The Greens NSW are calling for the NSW Premier to step in and give workers a weekday public holiday to commemorate the Anzac Day centenary anniversary. This year, because April 25th falls on a Saturday the NSW government has decided to only make that Saturday a public holiday and not to give working people a […]

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Greens support unions’ claim that NSW Coalition Government breached international labour standards

The Greens support the PSU, ACTU and CPSU in their complaint to the International Labour Organisation, arguing that the Government has breached international labour standards by placing an arbitrary cap on public sector annual wage increases, and prohibiting public servants from accessing the independent  Industrial Relations Commission (NSW). The Greens have opposed these restrictions on […]

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Greens support electrical workers right to strike

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has been hauled before the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to terminate lawfully protected industrial action as workers fight to secure their jobs in the face of the imminent privatisation of the electricity network. The NSW Treasurer has joined with state-owned power distributors Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy in applying […]

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WorkCover NSW and Mr Hilton Grugeon [Question Time]

This answer was delivered on 22/10/2014. You can see the original contribution here. The Hon. MATTHEW MASON-COX: On 17 September Mr David Shoebridge asked me a question about communications between the office of the Minister for Finance and Services and the offices of WorkCover, former Minister Hartcher’s office or Mr Hilton Grugeon regarding the withdrawal […]

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WorkCover NSW and Mr Hilton Grugeon [Question Time]

This question was asked on 17/19/2014. You can read the original contribution here. Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Fair Trading, representing the Minister for Finance and Services. What, if any, communications were there between the office of the Minister for Finance and Services and the offices of […]

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