Union: Toughen workplace safety laws to protect workers

Reported by Haydee | 24 Dec, 2013

A union is urging the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program to ensure the safety of workers. Australian Council of Trade Unions Assistant Secretary Michael Borowick said the Royal Commission presented an opportunity to improve work safety laws to help decrease the number of injuries and fatalities in the workplace. “The sole focus of …

Unions, businesses call on tougher penalties and community responsibility to stop workplace bullying

Reported by Haydee | 20 Jul, 2012

Workplace bullying must be addressed seriously and should be everyone’s responsibility, says unions and business organisations in response to the federal government’s bullying inquiry. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) appeared before a House Standing Committee on Education and Employment in Melbourne this month to talk about the challenges that employers and the …

Unions and employers disagree over workplace bullying rules

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jan, 2012

As ACTU calls for tough national rules on workplace bullying, employer groups say that the reform could lead to a surge in expensive claims. The Australian reports that the Australian Council of Trade Unions is demanding for tough rules on workplace bullying to include a declaration that a single incident of unreasonable behaviour could pose …

Speak Up campaign launched to educate workers of their workplace safety rights

Reported by Haydee | 03 Jan, 2012

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) encourages Australian workers to take advantage of new laws by appointing safety representatives as the harmonised WHS laws have taken effect in most part of the country during the weekend. A campaign called “Speak Up” has been launched by Australian unions to “inform workers of their rights, and …