WorkSafe processes needs fixing: Ombudsman

October 4, 2016
Victoria’s workers compensation scheme must be recalibrated to ensure that complex claims are resolved in a fair and timely manner, a Victorian Ombudsman investigation has found. The Investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims and WorkSafe oversight report found that, while the workers compensation scheme was operating well in...

TWU helps create full-time jobs in EA

September 29, 2016
TWU Members staying strong at Fonterra in Darnum, West Gippsland. A thumbs-up as members approached the final stage of the EBA Milk-carters have voted to accept a new three-year EBA offered by regional milk processing company Fonterra. The key points of the hard-fought for agreement are a two-per-cent or CPI...

Transport company sued by whistleblower driver

August 24, 2016
A former employee whistleblower against a trucking company that faced dozens of fatigue management charges is suing the company for almost $690,000 in damages. Stephen James Gleeson, 43, previously worked as operations manager for Tully-based Blenner’s Transport – in Far North Queensland – and spoke out on ABC program Four...