SafetyNet 546

Welcome to the August 19 edition of SafetyNet - from Melbourne: week 3 of a six-week Stage 4 lock-down.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paddy Garrity last weekend. Anyone who had anything to do with the Trades Hall in the 90's, will remember Paddy, who was instrumental in bringing 'the Yarts' to our wonderful and historic building in Carlton South. He is one of the many victims of COVID-19 - one of the over 30 who died last weekend. 

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria announced today was 216, which is a good sign that the numbers are consistently coming down.  

Make sure you stay informed in between editions of the journal by visiting our We Are Union: OHS Reps Facebook page. If you have any questions or need any advice, we can be reached via the Ask Renata facility on the website or through the closed OHS Network Facebook page. 

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