The CPSU/CSA welcomes an announcement by the McGowan government to resource work place safety in Western Australia.
In particular it welcomes the addition of 21 new WorkSafe Inspectors.
Rikki Hendon, Branch Secretary of the CPSU/CSA, says union members have been campaigning for a long time for extra resources and funding.
The 21 new inspectors represents a significant increase that will enhance investigations and action on unsafe workplaces.
“WorkSafe inspectors do critical work across WA.
“They make sure we are safe in our workplaces, both physically and from bullying and harassment,” she said.
CPSU/CSA Delegates have been working hard to secure greater staffing and resources.
“The Union has been working with members to address the issues facing WorkSafe including understaffing, high workloads and the need for greater operational support.
“The announcement of additional inspectors is a positive step to enable WorkSafe to keep Western Australians safe on the job."
An increase in allocated FTE was requested in the CPSU/CSA’s WorkSafe submission in 2017.