01:56 pm, Thursday 28 June, 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 from work.
AAP reported that opposition Leader John Robertson promised to fight the government on the issue all the way to the 2015 election.
“Last week Barry O’Farrell passed draconian laws in the dead of the night that broke the safety net for virtually every injured worker in NSW,” said Mr Robertson.
“I issue an invitation to every injured worker.
“Sign Labor’s petition and join our campaign.”
The state government has reiterated the importance of the WorkCover overhaul to compensate the $4 billion deficit in the scheme.