Opposition launches petition against WorkCover reforms

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jun, 2012

A petition against the O’Farrell government’s reforms to workers compensation scheme was launched by the NSW opposition. Changes to WorkCover scheme was passed into law last week amidst strong opposition from trade unions and opposition. The changes include capping benefits as well as medical expenses and putting an end to claims over travels to and …

O’Farrell: NSW compo changes saved employers from premium hike

Reported by Haydee | 22 Jun, 2012

Hon Barry O’FarrellPhoto: Premier of NSWFacebook page The Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 had spared employers from a 28 percent increase to their insurance premiums, says Premier Barry O’Farrell. “With premiums in NSW already between 20 and 60 percent higher than in Victoria and Queensland, any increase would only have driven more businesses and …

Unions and workers protest against WorkCover changes

Reported by Haydee | 12 Jun, 2012

Protest rallies will be held in Sydney today over the NSW Government’s proposed cuts to workers compensation and entitlements. The Herald Sun reports that protesters from TAFE, the Powerhouse, UTS and the ABC will meet in Ultimo in central Sydney shortly after NSW Treasurer Mike Baird hands down the state Budget. Unions NSW Secretary Mark …