Workers Comp anniversary

June 21, 2014

Macquarie St Protest 21-06-2012 (4 of 13)-1Today marks the second anniversary of the FBEU’s successful general strike over the Liberal/National Coalition’s attacks on our workers comp. That strike was a significant victory for two reasons: firstly, it has meant that literally millions of dollars have since been paid to injured firefighters who otherwise would not have been covered under the O’Farrell/Baird Government’s vicious workers comp “reforms”; and secondly, it was the first (and arguably only) time the Government has been beaten back by direct industrial action.

I want to take the opportunity to once again thank those members on duty who took the difficult – but necessary – decision to strike on 21 June 2012. Your actions that day have made a difference for your injured comrades, and will continue to do so over the years to come.

Jim Casey
State Secretary

For a reminder of the conditions we saved click here.



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