Injured Workers Support Network members will tomorrow take to the streets and join unions and community supporters at a rally at NSW Parliament House in protest of the O’Farrell governments proposed slashing of workers compensation benefits to injured and ill workers.The IWSN have a few people who will be carrying the IWSN banner!
Take to the streets and join the IWSN tomorrow to protest against workers comp NSW slashes
The NSW Workers Compensation Scheme Committee is due to table the report on the New South Wales Workers Compensation Scheme tomorrow following 3 days of public hearings.
Injured Workers Support Network recent survey of over 300 workers clearly identifies the issues frequently faced by injured workers and their families -
59% of injured workers reported having contemplated suicide as a result of their injury
55% said their relationships had suffered significantly
34% said they were now separated or divorced
65% reported their health was ‘much worse’ off than before their work related injury or illness
A failure to adequately address these issues will have a dire effect on injured workers and their families.”
“The Injured Workers Support Network is currently preparing its submission to the National Bullying Inquiry.
Bullying has a direct link to workers compensation issues. The survey also identified injured workers are routinely being bullied by insurers and employers. This has serious consequences for individuals and the wider community. Every Australian has a right to feel safe and respected in the workplace”.Join the IWSN tomorrow 12:30pm for a Rally outside Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney, to say no to cuts to workers compensation
Unions NSW will, of course also be there!
The Injured Workers Network was set up in early 2011to assist and support workers who have sustained work related injuries, illness and disabilities. To provide and share information and experiences about the workers compensation system and the rights of injured & disabled workers.
Media Contacts:Michelle Burgess Mobile:0419402775 John McPhilbin Mobile: 0468870419 Bathurst : Peter Tully Mobile:0402801176
Press release from The Injured Workers Support Network
Address: PO Box 123, GRANVILLE NSW 2142
Phone: (02) 97497666 Email: email@example.com
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