||Issue No. 185||04 July 2003|
A Recipe for Conflict
Interview: As They Say In The Bible ...
Industrial: Just Doing It
Unions: Breaking Into the Boys Club
Activists: Making the Hard Yards
Bad Boss: In the Pooh
Unions: National Focus
Economics: Pop Will Eat Itself
Technology: Dean for President
International: Rangoon Rumble
Education: Blackboard Jungle
Review: From Weakness to Strength
Aussie Workers Cradle-Snatched
Morris McMahon Workers Say Thanks
Violence: Emerson Fingers Abbott
Coke Called on to Stop the Rot
Bridgestone Drops Doughnut on Workers
Maternity Breakthrough in Hotels
Labour Rights: Even Bush is Better!
Long Winter for Seasonal Workers
The Locker Room
After the Accident
Cuba - the Debate Continues
Greetings from Japan
Labor Council of NSW
Letters to the Editor
After the Accident
I read with interest your story about Adrian Ware and life after sustaining a serious injury at work. In the article you mentioned that various family members, including Adrian's wife, parents and parents-in-law all now assist Adrian and his family with tasks that he can no longer do.
Every day, many people sustain injuries in the course of their work, some of them very serious ones. And every day their family members become carers. Many workers juggle their employment with caring responsibilities for a family member who is frail, has a disability, chronic or mental illness. Unfortunately, not all workplaces are carer-friendly yet and it can be difficult for carers to get emergency time-off or flexible hours when necessary. The "Carer Responsibilities" amendment to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, passed in 2000, goes some way towards rectifying this.
In addition, carers often don't know where to find out about the assistance that's available in the community. That's where Carers NSW can help. Through our Carer Resource Centre (1800 242 636), we provide information, Carer Support Kits and emotional support to carers. The Carer Resource Centre is like a one-stop shop about everything carers might need to know about caring. Our services are free.
We would appreciate you informing carers about our service so that they know that support is available. It is important for carers to get help with caring, especially where their caring responsibilities are high or very time-consuming. Carers NSW is a good place to start.
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