Barry's privatisation agenda out of control - Greens

Greens MP and roads spokesperson Cate Faehrmann says the O'Farrell government's move to disallow Roads and Maritime Services from tendering to maintain its own roads is a sign its privatisation agenda is out of control.

Cleaners' Congress

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Cleaners ask that you take a stand for your community by attending the Cleaners’ Congress on the 31st of Oct, which is being held at the same time as the elite Property Congress, the premiere property event of the year and featuring the Commonwealth Bank.

Minor compo reprieve for already injured workers

The NSW Finance Minister today stated in budget estimates that the time limits now applying for workers to receive medical expenses and weekly benefits will not include periods where benefits were paid before the retrospective changes were made to the law in June of this year.  
 

O'Farrell's band aid solution on compo costs

The O'Farrell government has failed to restore the right of injured workers to legal costs and instead has put in place a new internal bureaucracy and a panel of WorkCover approved lawyers as a band aid solution to an ongoing crisis in the Workers Compensation system.
 

APHEDA Annual Dinner

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Share a night among friends and comrades in support of our overseas aid projects. Book your seat today!

Tickets: Members & partners $65 | Non-members $75

·         Ask your union about booking a table

Coles’ profits soar while truckies’ conditions go ‘Down Down’

Greens NSW Senator and transport spokesperson Lee Rhiannon says Coles, which has recently reported a 14% jump in half-year earnings,  should respond to concerns of its truck drivers and the TWU about increased pressures which are risking public safety and driving down wages and conditions.

Office of Environment job losses another attack on science by O'Farrell government

Greens MP and environment spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann says slashing 350 so-called 'back office' jobs in the Office of Environment and Heritage will undermine responsible science based policy development and is yet another indication of just how anti-science the O'Farrell government has become.

Baird's budget exposed: unlimited cuts to public sector jobs and services

NSW public sector workers and the communities that depend on the services they provide face a bleak winter after one of Treasurer Mike Baird officials has been caught admitting there will be no caps on the number of positions scrapped, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.
 

Greens amendments to protect Firefighters and Paramedics

Barry O'Farrell's savage cuts to workers compensation passed the NSW Parliament late last night despite opposition from both the Greens and the NSW ALP, but benefits for firefighters and paramedics were protected due to successful Greens' amendments to protect emergency service workers.

Greens NSW MP and Industrial Relations spokesperson David Shoebridge said:

Firefighters and paramedics at risk

The Greens are seeking crossbench support for an amendment to the O'Farrell government's changes to the workers compensation scheme which would see firefighters and paramedics receive the same protections as police and other emergency services personnel.

Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge said: