INJURED WORKERS RALLY TO PUT THE HEAT ON AUSTRALIA POST AS SENATE GRILLS EXECUTIVE

Injured workers will rally at Australia Post’s Melbourne HQ tomorrow morning (Feb 28, 8.30am) while its executive are slated to appear in front of senate estimates committee.

Injured workers will present a giant postcard to Australia Post’s Head Office on Bourke St calling on the Australia Post to stop paying management bonuses for delaying workers compensation claims and intimidating injured workers.

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INJURED WORKERS RALLY PUT THE HEAT ON AUSTRALIA POST

AS SENATE GRILLS EXECUTIVE

 

 

Injured workers will rally at Australia Post’s Melbourne HQ tomorrow morning (Feb 28, 8.30am) while its executive are slated to appear in front of senate estimates committee.

 

Injured workers will present a giant postcard to Australia Post’s Head Office on Bourke St calling on the Australia Post to stop paying management bonuses for delaying workers compensation claims and intimidating injured workers.

 

The CEO of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, was paid $5.6 million of taxpayers' money a year until his resignation last Thursday.

 

Under Fahour’s reign, newspapers have revealed repeated scandals where management bonuses have resulted in managers delaying injury claims, refusing injury claims, unreasonably forcing injured workers to attend additional medical examinations and preventing workers from putting in a claim. 

The Australian Financial Review reported that Australia Post managers can earn up to $60,000 a year for engaging in this kind of behaviour.

 

Quotes attributable to Luke Hilakari, Secretary, Victorian Trades Hall Council:

 

 “Australia Post cannot bully its way out of health and safety responsibilities. They think they can intimidate their workforce and discourage working people from reporting injuries sustained on the job. They think they can scare workers well again after an injury. They’re pretending that if an injury isn’t on a claim sheet, then it’s not really ruining someone’s life. But workers have told us that trying to resolve a claim with Australia Post is like being injured all over again.

 

“It is disgusting that while injured Australia Post workers and their families are worrying about hospital treatment, trying to survive without an income, Australia Post is actually rewarding managers for delaying and denying those injury claims.”

 

What: Injured Workers Rally with Giant Postcard to deliver to Australia Post head office

Time: 8.30am for 9am start

Where: 111 Bourke St, Melbourne

Contact: Amy Jenkins, OHS Communications Organiser, 0424 698 694

 

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