After 2 years of campaigning, multiple disputes and work health and safety actions, Comcare has confirmed that the NDIA contravened section 19 of the Work Health & Safety Act for failing to provide safe systems of work.

Your CPSU Section Councillor Paul Wray says more in this important video update:

Transcript:

Hi, my name’s Paul and I’m from your union.

I’m here to tell you that you, you were right.

The NDIA was found to be in breach of the Work Health and Safety Act (WHS Act) for not providing a safe workplace for you.

This is the first time in the APS that an agency has been found in breach of the WHS Act for unreasonable workloads. For your unreasonable workloads.

And nothing would have changed if it wasn’t for you - every delegate, every member, collectively raising our voices for a better and safer NDIS.

And while ComCare, the WHS regulator, is satisfied with how the agency proposes to fix the issue, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Your union representatives are meeting with senior management to ensure that workload reviews are done properly and that members see real changes in their workloads this year.

So, to our members, thank you so much. Keep talking about the union and this win with all your colleagues.

If you are not a member, now is the time to join . So please join us, join the union to help make the NDIA a safer workplace for everyone.