SafetyNet 564

February 17, 2021

Welcome to the second edition of SafetyNet for the new year, 2021.    

How much changes in just a week? Last week we began by letting our subscribers know that the OHS Unit had returned to 'base', the Trades Hall Council in Victoria St, Carlton South, after almost a year working from home. By the end of the week, the Victorian government re-introduced a five-day Stage 4 lockdown due to the cluster of COVID-19 cases originating at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport - this means those Victorians who could work from home had to do so. The great news today is that the lockdown worked, and Victorians are now no longer under these severe restrictions. 

We regret to inform you that another two workers were killed over the past week in Victoria. 

Visit our We Are Union: OHS Reps Facebook page for news, memes and more. 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. If you have comments or want to send through any ideas, email us at [email protected]

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