All CSIRO employees deserve a healthy and safe workplace.
So when things go wrong with work – be it through accident, illness or injury – people should be looked after.
However did you know that you are not covered by workers’ compensation during travel to and from the workplace?
Unless you are a Staff Association member, that is.
‘In 2007 the Australian Government removed workers’ compensation protections for travel and rest breaks for all Federal Government workers
The Staff Association believes that journeys to and from work should be protected as they relate to employment with CSIRO. Since 2007 free journey insurance has been provided to Staff Association and CPSU members.
If you have an accident and are seriously injured on your journey to or from the workplace and don’t have enough sick leave credits to cover time off work, the income protection insurance kicks in. However this protection is only available to union members.
Journey protection insurance is provided, free of charge, to Staff Association members. This income protection takes effect as soon as you become a member.