For everyone Legal news: Union win for HSR rights

  • By John Wieladek
  • This article was published more than 2 years ago.
  • 14 Sep 2021

The industrial team has achieved a big win for all Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) after one HSR sought information held by a school in respect to an incident of student violence against a teacher.

The school refused to provide information, and the HSR unsuccessfully sought an internal review with WorkSafe. The AEU’s industrial workgroup sought review of this decision in VCAT, which decided in favour of the HSR. This decision clarifies the rights of all HSRs in Victoria to obtain relevant information.

Read our longer article about this case here.

We are assisting an unprecedented number of members with VIT investigations as a result of VIT changes. If you are currently under investigation with the VIT, please reach out to the union.

The industrial workgroup has resolved several employee dismissal claims. We have been representing principal class members in respect to parent complaints. And we have successfully assisted a number of TAFE members. Redlich’s Work Injury Lawyers have also resolved five member’s workplace injury claims totalling nearly $340,000 in compensation. 

Legal issues can arise at any time. AEU membership means you have the representation you need should such circumstances arise.

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