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Welcome to the January 18 edition of SafetyNet.

It is with great sadness that we report the first two workplace fatalities of 2022.

The omicron variant has continued to spread through Victoria, placing enormous stress on our healthcare system, as well as on supply chains causing shortages of meat and fresh produce at supermarkets. The challenge has been great enough for Scott Morrison to deport a tennis player and allow close contacts to go back to work, but not challenging enough to make RATs free and accessible! Apparently you can't make everything free, but you CAN make everything unsafe. 

Sign the petition to make RATs free and accessible here.

If you haven't yet booked in your 5-day initial HSR training or your refresher course for 2022, now is the time! It's never been more important to have well-informed, union trained HSRs keeping workplaces safe. Find course dates and book in here. You're doing far more to protect your coworkers than Scott Morrison has in his whole career.

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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