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HOSPITAL SAFETY ALARM LEADS TO INSPECTIONS

Essential health workers’ reports of multiple understaffing and safety issues at four major metropolitan hospitals in Adelaide have prompted lightning workplace health-and-safety inspections to ensure the safety of workers and patients. “We have been…

SA WATER WORKERS TURN OFF THE TAPS

WHAT: SA Water workers in hi-vis go on strike, protesting against unfair treatment. WHERE: SA Water House, 250 Victoria Square, Adelaide WHEN: Media event from 1.15pm. Media comment available from 1.30pm. Management indifference to workers’ demands…

WORKERS FEEL HEAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS

A University of Technology Sydney study released today has revealed how little recourse workers have when raising safety issues linked to heat. Around 800 workers across industries such as home care, manufacturing, education, agriculture,…

SHOCKING ASSAULTS REVEAL PRISONS SHORT-STAFFING

Shocking assaults that hospitalised four Correctional Officers overnight have exposed the short-staffing that is risking the safety and lives of staff and inmates in the Tasmania Prisons Service, United Workers Union said today. “Last…

AGED CARE AT RISK OF FURTHER VACCINATION BUNGLES

Statement attributable to Carolyn Smith, Aged Care Director, United Workers Union, regarding the introduction of mandatory vaccinations for aged care workers. Federal Government failures: “We have to remember this decision is based on the complete…