- Employees may bypass employer’s bullying procedures
According workplace law experts, the government’s proposed introduction of new complaint processes for workplace bullying could potentially lead to employees taking their complaints above employers’ heads.
- Reduction in workplace deaths, but more to be done
Australian workplaces have experienced an overall reduction in workplace fatalities, yet according to new report there were still 169 fatalities at work in 2010-11.
- Myths about workplace bullying addressed
The same prominent workplace lawyer who last week slammed the ‘failure’ of Australia’s legislation around bullying in the workplace, has produced a list of myths around the same subject.
- Casual worker injury rates skyrocket
New research has revealed that casual workers face a 50% higher risk of injury than non-casuals. How can HR reduce these risks, and which other key demographics are prone to injury?
- MUA presses cargo safety overhaul
The Maritime Union of Australia last week called for urgent reform to maritime safety following the recent death of Queensland dock worker Brad Gray.
- Breakthrough made on uniform national OHS model
The historic decision of the Workplace Relations Ministerial Council (WRMC) to agree on a model OHS act which will harmonise OHS across the nation has been welcomed by the industry, but calls have been made to Western Australia to speed its decision to take part in the national system.