Tuesday 7th June 2016
Since the cuts to workers compensation in June 2012, were you given a fair chance to return to work?
Much of the Government rhetoric to justify the workers compensation cuts was that they would encourage return to work, yet there have been few substantive changes to return to work provisions.
The Law & Justice Committee is commencing a Review of Workers Compensation Laws in NSW Parliament in August 2016.
In the lead up to this Review and to highlight the problems with the return to work system, Unions NSW will conduct a Return to Work Inquiry.
Tell us your return to work story: www.unionsnsw.org.au/tell
Since the cuts to workers compensation in June 2012, were you given a fair chance to return to work? Did your employer, insurer or rehabilitation provider help you return to work? Were suitable duties provided? Were you terminated? Did you get any retraining? How could the system be changed to improve return to work outcomes?
We will visit 10 locatioms around the state to collect further stories from injured workers face-to-face. Register your interest in telling your story to the Inquiry: www.unionsnsw.org.au/rtwinguiry
Workers and their unions have been campaigning against the cuts to workers compensation since 2012 and the campaign is having an impact, with a doubling of the medical cap to two years (up from one year) and reduction in the threshold for serious injury by one third (from 30% WPI to 20% WPI).
The next changes must focus on return to work. Be part of the Unions NSW Return to Work Inquiry.