Comcare Claims “Up” for Psychological Injuries

Reported by Zoe | 02 Apr, 2013

The main public sector union in Australia has stated that increased pressure in the workplace has meant that the workers’ compensation claims by federal public servants naming psychological injuries have increased. The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) representative said yesterday that this is not a surprise as a review of Comcare revealed that there …

Union pressing for changes to workplace laws on bullying

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jul, 2012

Unions NSW is pressing for an expansion of the list of risk factors for workplace bullying to include work overload, systems changes, exposure to violence and fatigue, and bad safety practice. The Herald Sun reported that the union is seeking mandatory reporting of psychological injuries and funding for a national bullying helpline. In Unions NSW’s …