When we’re going to work, we expect to come home in the same shape. We trust our employers to create and maintain workplaces that ensure our safety.
Unfortunately, we are not always provided with this peace of mind. Poor work health and safety practices can result in injury, illness and even death.
There are over 100,000 serious compensation claims made each year as a result of poor safety practices. The cost to workers is estimated at over $60 billion.
The cost it can have on our emotional and physical well-being, as well as on our families, is immeasurable.
Joining your union is the smartest decision you can make to protect yourself from harm.
We’ve won the fight to legislate safe working environments for all Australians. We’re dedicated to ensuring these laws are enforced.
Union power helped firefighter Jock McLeod get the NT state government to pass a law accepting their cancers were work-related.
So it's now easier for firefighters to claim compensation for inadequate protection. This takes a huge weight off the financial burden experienced by the affected firefighters and their families.