Our team are dedicated to improving both the physical and mental health and safety of our members.
A healthy workplace starts with secure employment, reasonable expectations from your employer and active management regarding workplace risks.
Workplaces have different risks that our unions helps 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, the Australia Services Union is here to support you. When things go wrong, we ensure you get your entitlements and the assistance you need.
Workplace mental health:
Work can hugely impact our mental health. The Australian Services Union defends your right to work in positive, supportive, and inclusive environment where your mental health and wellbeing are protected. We are also a key driver of an Australia-wide initiative called Mind Your Head
designed to increase awareness about workplace mental health.
Workplace sexual harassment and assault:
Workplace sexual harassment and assault is serious, and it is chronically underreported. The Australian Services Union works with our 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, the Australian Services Union can provide advice, support, and representation at your workplace.
At a broader level, we campaign for industrial improvements to conditions and/or legislation to ensure workplaces adopt safer practices.
For advice and support on OHS matters, OHS training or your rights as a Health & Safety Representative visit the We Are Union OHS Rep website here.
If you have a concern about the safety of your workplace, our expert team can help you resolve the issue. Simply contact us here.