A healthy workplace starts with secure employment, reasonable expectations from your employer and active management regarding workplace risks. The Australian Services Union as national organisation takes the health and safety very seriously. The Services Union team are dedicated to improving both the physical and mental health and safety of our members. At a broader level, we campaign for industrial improvements to conditions and/or legislation to ensure workplaces adopt safer practices.
If you have a concern about the safety of your workplace, our expert industrial team can help you resolve the issue. Call us at Services Connect on (07) 3844 5300.
Workplaces have different risks that our Union assists members with, including:
Your workplace should be safe. It is the responsibility of your employer to make it so. Remember, if something goes wrong, you have rights. However, around 80% of workers who incurred an injury or illness at work fail to make a workers’ compensation claim. People in insecure employment are even less likely to make a claim. If your workplace is unsafe, we are here to support you. When things go wrong, we aim to ensure you get your entitlements and the assistance you need.
Workplace mental health:
Work can hugely impact our mental health. The Services Union defends your right to work in positive, supportive, and inclusive environment where your mental health and wellbeing are protected. Through our ongoing 27 Ways and Growing Campaign
our 30th Way focuses on Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace. Read about this ongoing campaign here.
Workplace sexual harassment and assault:
Workplace sexual harassment and assault is serious, and it is chronically underreported. Our Union works with members to combat sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. When incidents happen, we ensure members are protected and given support.
Heat and exposure to heat:
Working outdoors, in occupations where plants or processes generate radiant heat, and in poorly ventilated buildings or vehicles all contribute to heat exposure. Through negotiating agreements and policies, and with your Health & Safety Representative, we can can provide advice, support, and representation at your workplace.
If you need advice or require assistance with a problem at work call us at Services Connect on (07) 3844 5300 or email us though our online form here
- and an experienced member of our staff will contact you.