The Unions NSW inquiry into the enduring impact of workers compensation cuts kicks off in the Central Coast today, hearing first-hand accounts of how sick and injured workers have had their lives turned upside down.

A report released in June showed the Government had made very limited progress in returning sick and injured employees to work - one of the stated aims of the State Government’s savage cuts to workers compensation four years ago. 

The Impact on Injured Workers of Changes to NSW Workers’ Compensation by Macquarie University’s Centre for Workforce Futures also discovered regular harassment and bullying among people trying to return to work, with little evidence of employer support during the recovery process 

Unions NSW is touring eleven regional centres across the State to hear testimony and feedback about the impact of the workers compensation cuts. Today’s event is being held at the Erina Centre, Erina Fair.

Add your comment