Thousands of injured workers to lose compo before Christmas

This Christmas thousands of injured workers are set to lose their workers compensation because of the savage cuts  brought in by the Liberal National government in 2012, and supported by Fred Nile and the Shooters. No one chooses to be injured at work, but if you are...
Silicosis epidemic on track to become the new black lung

Silicosis epidemic on track to become the new black lung

A creeping epidemic of lung disease that is killing young workers has been uncovered by the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation of the NSW dust diseases scheme. The inquiry has found that the engineered stone products used particularly for kitchen and bathroom...
Attacks on unions are quite literally killing young workers

Attacks on unions are quite literally killing young workers

A permanently disabling and potentially deadly lung disease has returned to Australian workplaces due to falling work safety standards and attacks on union rights of entry. A series of new cases of silicosis, a lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust, have been...

Workers Rights

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE ( 02:52 ): Let u s be clear : T he Greens members support the right to strike. I will say it again : W e support the right to strike. That i s why we will always support the right of workers and unions to take collective action to protect their...