Bulletin No: 247 Volume: 19 Tuesday 29 October 2013
To ALL UFU MEMBERS
DENIS DOES MY HEAD IN!
NAPTHINE CUTS TRAUMA SUPPORT FOR EMERGENCY WORKERS
Hundreds of Emergency Service Workers today sent a powerful political message to Premier Denis Napthine that undermining the rights of injured workers in the course of our work is completely unacceptable.
For many decades Emergency Service Workers, who suffer psychiatric injury as a result of witnessing the immediate aftermath of road trauma have been able to recover damages in the courts.
Unfortunately, Denis Napthine has again undermined the rights of Firefighters by introducing into the Victorian parliament amendments to the Transport Accident Act 1986 that directly deny the ability of our members to recover compensation for those injuries.
The Napthine Government continue to falsely claim that these amendments will have no impact on our members rights to seek damages when they incur psychiatric injury though road trauma.
UFU members today rallied in unity with members of the Ambulance Employees Union and the Police Association to condemn the action of the deceitful Napthine Government
The UFU will campaign on this issue right up until the state election, we welcome the commitment made by the Labor Leader Daniel Andrews at today’s rally that he will vote against these changes in parliament and will repeal this legislation if he wins the next election.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary