The NSW opposition has launched a petition designed to reignite debate about workers’ compensation

It sounds like the fight is on.  I hope so and I wholeheartedly support the NSW opposition’s aim to get more than 10,000 signatures to re-open the debtate on these atrocious laws.

WE WOULD ASK ALL WHO ARE CONCERNED TO DOWNLOAD A COPY AND HELP COLLECT SIGNATURES (NSW RESIDENTS ONLY)

The petition can be found at http://www.johnrobertson.com.au/media-2/speeches/workers-comp-petition-template/

The NSW opposition has launched a petition designed to reignite debate about workers’ compensation.

THE state government is cutting WorkCover compensation payments to some public service staff, including cover for injuries sustained on the way to and from work.

Nurses and other hospital staff are among those facing cutbacks, but firefighters have won exemptions following last month’s industrial action. Police are also exempt.

Opposition leader John Robertson on Thursday said he hoped to get 10,000 signatures on the petition to force the government to debate the laws again.

“This legislation has been passed, but that doesn’t mean this fight is over,” he told reporters in Sydney.

The opposition leader was speaking outside the Royal Prince of Wales Hospital, flanked by a dozen nurses said to be affected by the changes.

“We’re aiming to get more than 10,000 signatures on this petition so we can see a debate,” Mr Robertson added.

“The O’Farrell government needs to stand up in the parliament and justify these changes.”

Mr Robertson suggested some government MPs were uncomfortable about the cutbacks when they were last debated.

The government last year promised to debate any subject raised in a petition to parliament carrying 10,000 or more signatures.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/workcover-petition-aims-to-reopen-debate/story-e6frf7kf-1226417897655

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Will
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Thats right we do need to stand up, the firies showed how its done and all workers should do the same thing. Watch Barry freak if his precious surplus blows due to strike action.

leanne
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I have read everything i can find in regards to legal challenges, strikes and any other plans to fight these changes. Can’t find anything concrete – there is mention of the retrospective changes being against legal principles and talk of not ruling out strike action but does anyone know of any actual plans.

Michelle
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These laws are just so wrong ,they effect everyone not only the injured workers now but the people who could be hurt at work in the future .We need to stand up united as one and fight against these barbaric laws.I can only hope that one day Barry has a accident at work and is given the same shit treatment as we are getting now .How did this piece of shit get voted in ,lets make sure it does not happen again .