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CWU tells Post discriminatory conduct of HSR's is not on

When a person agrees and is elected to take on the voluntary role of HSR, this is on the basis that the HSR is in no way disadvantaged. A HSR is an asset to an employer, not only representing fellow workers but also assisting the employer in ensuring the workplace is healthy and safe.

So when a HSR or DHSR complains of discriminatory conduct towards him or herself by Post because the worker is a HSR or DHSR the CWU takes this very seriously.

The CWU National Office has again raised this issue with Post after a complaint from a HSR at the Bayswater Business Hub that he had been subjected to discriminatory conduct and that other workers had been coerced not to speak to him.

Some Post managers seem not to be aware that it is illegal to discriminate against anyone exercising a Work Health and Safety (WHS) right. Indeed, Comcare recommended and Post agreed to review their training provided to the transport hub Co-ordinator and other workplace management representatives regarding their WHS roles and responsibilities under the WHS Act. Comcare also recommended that Post in conjunction with the union ensures all workers in the workplace have adequate training and understanding regarding their rights and responsibilities in relation to WHS consultation, issue resolution and representation in the workplace.

The CWU has requested immediate action by Post to cease discrimination of HSRs and DHSRs and to implement the Comcare recommendations.

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