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Secretary’s wrap

Jun 27, 2014Secretary's run-down

It seems the State Government has finally acknowledged it was wrong.

Two years after the NSW Government introduced changes to the workers compensation scheme that have stripped away the rights of injured workers and their families, the Government is moving to reverse some of its unpopular changes.

We’re yet to see all the detail, but on the surface it looks like there’s much more work to do to restore workers’ rights. However the fact that we’ve got this far is testament to the dedication of workers across the state, including many of you, who have been calling for the changes to be reversed since they were first introduced.

It’s not time to rejoice just yet, but it’s a start.

Another thing off to the start this week are the NSW / Sydney Trains member meetings. Following a delegates this last week, it was decided that its time for members to have their say on how the negotiations are progressing. Stay tuned for information about a meeting near you.

I trust you’ll enjoy this edition of Loco Express.

Stay safe,

Bob Hayden

Secretary, Loco Division