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 […]
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.
For the past three years, along with Unions NSW, the NSWNMA has been applying pressure to the NSW Liberal/National Government to reverse the sweeping cuts they made to workers compensation in 2012. Nurses are particularly prone to injury and assault at work so this is a subject we should really pay attention to. Watch two […]
Injured workers will be worse off under the Abbott Government’s plans to expand Comcare – the national OHS and worker’s compensation scheme. The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Bill will allow employers who operate in multiple states to exit state and territory workers compensation schemes and self-insure under Comcare. This will result in lower OHS standards […]
Changes to WorkCover guidelines for claiming workers compensation – download here: 2015 – FEB 11- WORKCOVER GUIDELINES FOR CLAIMING COMPENSATION BENEFITS
The State Government’s backdown on unfair changes to workers’ compensation does not go far enough and should be expanded to include all medical costs as well as restoring full cover for injuries suffered on the way to and from work, according to Unions NSW. The Government has recognised that it went too far when it […]
In May and June 2014 Unions NSW surveyed over 2000 people who had been injured at work or while travelling to or from work. Read or download the survey results.
A fair go was stripped from NSW workers on 19 June 2012 when the NSW Liberal Government cut back the Workers Compensation system. Unions NSW is declaring 19 June 2014 ‘Fair Go for Workers Compensation Day’. On this day, invite your neighbours over for a cup of tea and a lamington or hold a morning […]