Asbestos contamination in mulch

Which hospitals?     We understand this may cause concerns for you and your workmates, and we share your concerns.   The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is working closely with councils, hospitals, schools etc to resolve this issue as soon as possible to ensure sites are safe for their intended use.  The action required at sites where asbestos […]

Special meeting to mark 5 years of cuts to workers compensation

The NSW Government’s savage changes to workers compensation, made in 2012, have had a profound impact on NSW workers and their families. Under these changes: Tens of thousands of injured workers have lost medical cover; Just 4% of workers in the scheme are eligible to receive weekly payments after 5 years; Medical procedures need to be […]

Return to work after injury inquiry

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 […]

Injured Workers Support Network family day at Holroyd

On Sunday June 19 the Injured Workers Support Network will be holding a family day picnic at Holroyd workplace memorial park from 11am at the Holroyd Workplace Memorial Park Brickworks Drive, Holroyd am. We will have a sausage sizzle and family entertainment. We will also be unveiling a commemoration plaque remembering the workers who are injured […]

Rally for workers compensation justice

Injured workers and their supporters will gather outside the 2016 Workers Compensation Summit at the Swissotel next Tuesday 23 February at 8.30am to let industry players aware of their presence.

Calls for action to address elder abuse in aged care

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has called on all levels of government to proactively reduce and prevent incidents of elder abuse occurring in residential aged care facilities. In its report ‘Who will keep me safe? Elder Abuse in Residential Aged Care’, the NSWNMA identifies the provision of adequate staffing and skill-mix as the […]

Nurses demand answers to tackle violence and boost patient safety

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) welcomed today’s first roundtable to discuss serious violent incidents and aggression occurring in public hospitals throughout the state. The NSWNMA, together with the Health Services Union (HSU), Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) and Australian Medical Association of NSW (AMA), met with officials from the Ministry of Health […]

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