Having driven out Canberra’s light plastic bags (now replaced by heavier bags) the Greens have now turned their attention to another aspect of your life, workplace bullying:
ACT Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA, has proposed new laws to improve the investigation of workplace bullying in the ACT, by creating positions for inspectors with specialised training in psychosocial issues.
“Evidence from WorkSafe, community organisations and the general public shows that workplace bullying is a serious problem, that it is underreported, and we believe it requires extra efforts to address the problem,” said Ms Bresnan.
“WorkSafe ACT does a very good job dealing with traditional workplace hazards, and the current Commissioner has put an added emphasis on workplace bullying.
“However, due to the complex nature of bullying complaints, they can be difficult to investigate. Of the current 24 Worksafe inspectors, none has specialised training in workplace bullying and other psychosocial issues.
“The ACT Greens’ legislation will require that that there are WorkSafe inspectors with specialised training in psychosocial issues such as workplace bullying, stress, and harassment.
Anyone feel like they’re back in school yet?
And you thought you’d escaped when you turned 18!