Union welcomes WorkCover Improvement Project

Reported by Haydee | 26 Feb, 2013

South Australia – Unions welcome the State Government’s announcement of the WorkCover Improvement Project. SA Unions secretary, Janet Giles said unions were promised a review in 2010 and is glad that it’s finally in progress. “A whole series of changes were made to WorkCover in 2008, which we were told would make the scheme more …

SA Unions welcome new safety laws

Reported by Haydee | 05 Nov, 2012

South Australia is set to join other States in implementing the new safety laws in January 2013 (read SafetyCulture report) and unions say this move will mean safer workplaces and tougher penalties for businesses which put people’s lives at risk. SA Unions State Secretary, Janet Giles say the Work Health and Safety Bill which has …

New safety laws will give better protection to workers, says union

Reported by Haydee | 17 Oct, 2012

South Australian unions welcome new safety laws saying workers will be better protected when these laws pass through State Parliament. SA Unions State Secretary, Janet Giles says working people are happy that the Greens and Independent John Darley have decided to support the Government’s Work Health and Safety Bill. “This has been sitting in the …

About 1 in 3 young workers experience workplace bullying, survey reveals

Reported by Haydee | 08 Aug, 2012

A country-wide survey conducted by Essential Research has revealed that almost one in three young individuals have been bullied or have witnessed bullying at work. SA Unions State Secretary, Janet Giles said the survey presented significant statistics on the rate of workplace bullying. “Thirteen percent of people between the ages of 18 and 34 said …

Unions support inclusion of workers over 65 in WorkCover Bill

Reported by Haydee | 23 May, 2012

South Australian unions are giving their support behind a Green’s plan to ensure that older workers over 65 are covered by workers’ compensation. SA Unions State Secretary, Janet Giles believe that as retirement age grows, there will be some people caught in the gap between when they can claim WorkCover benefits for an injury and …

Life Quilt Project to remember South Australians killed in workplace accidents

Reported by Haydee | 26 Apr, 2012

A project to commemorate people who have been killed in industrial accidents was launched on the 20th April by Minister for Industrial Relations, Russell Wortley. Families of South Australians who lost their lives as a result of workplace accidents have supported the project to create a special quilt which will tour the State to increase …