Richard Rigby: Correctional Officers Win

Richard Rigby: Correctional Officers Win

Last month at State Conference, Tasmanian Labor unanimously agreed to support Correctional Officers in securing Jobs You Can Count On.

United Voice workplace delegates helped develop a proposal that committed Labor, if in government, to providing sufficient resources and training, as well as appropriate classifications, pay and conditions for Correctional Officers.

You can read the complete motion here.

It was also unanimously agreed that Tasmanian Labor would work towards presumptive workers compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which would mean the onus of proof isn’t on us Officers.

Watch Branch Secretary, Jannette Armstrong, speak to the motion at State Conference, highlighting the challenges of the unseen, yet invaluable work we do.


In light of that pressure, and further lobbying and consultation with United Voice members, the other week the Government announced that it will legislate a presumptive provision for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related Workers Compensation claims. This will apply to all Tasmanian public sector first responders, including Correctional Officers.

This couldn’t have happened without members like you, lobbying politicians and pushing for change.

As members of United Voice working together, we are seen, we are heard, and we are strong.


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