Yet another petition. It is hoped that these petitions will have an impact. More petitions on the way so we’re led to believe. We agree with Mr Donnelly “The legislative changes are a wholesale attack on the industrial rights of NSW’s 3.5 million workers and their families.”
WorkCover changes are a wholesale attack on the industrial rights
Unions back workers compo petition
WITH North Coast union support, the State Opposition has launched a petition against the O’Farrell Government’s workers’ compensation laws.
Country Labor MLC for Coffs Harbour Greg Donnelly is collecting the signatures of North Coast workers on a petition to be presented in State Parliament.
Mr Donnelly said the unfair workers compensation laws were rushed through in the dead of night, just before the NSW Parliament broke for its winter recess.
“At 2:35am on June 22, the Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser along with his Coalition colleagues, voted in favour of legislation that significantly reduces and in some cases abolished workers’ compensation rights for injured workers and their families,” Mr Donnelly said.
“The legislative changes are a wholesale attack on the industrial rights of NSW’s 3.5 million workers and their families.”