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Grief Support for Workplace Tragedies

A special forum is being held to help union officials give support to people who lose a colleague or family member to a work related death.

What is the introductory training for?

You will be introduced to the core skills required to support to those who grieve the loss of a work colleague, employee, friend or family member through a work-related death.

This one hour presentation will introduce participants to the full twelve-hour "Grief Support for Work Related Deaths" training and the "Work Related Death Support Group".

Who can enrol?

The training program is open to work-mates, managers, family members, union delegates and affiliates of people who have died in work-related incidents or from occupational diseases. It is also open to those who are employed or seek to support trauma victims from work-related death or serious injury.

Who is the program leader?

Patty Lee who is a Psychologist, Counsellor & Workshop facilitator will lead the training program. Patty has led workshops with parents grieving losses in the family. She has also worked with families & individuals experiencing grief & trauma. Guest speaker, Mary Yaager, OH&S Coordinator, from the Labor Council of NSW will be a guest speaker on legal issues at the

What is Unifam?

Unifam Counselling & Mediation Service has provided services to the NSW community since 1977. Our aim is to prevent problems before they become too serious and to reduce and resolve conflict when it occurs, by assisting in providing early intervention programs. "Partners in Grief" is part of the Men's Matters program.

Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for children, adults and families by improving and strengthening their relationships.

There is no COST for this training

When & where?

The introductory presentation will be held at the NSW Labor Council building on:

Tuesday, 5th September,


Level 9, Executive Board Room,

Labor Council Building

377 Sussex St. Sydney


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In this issue
*  Interview: Greg Sword Unsheathed
The NUW national secretary is set to be endorsed as ALP Federal president next week. He talks about the relationship between the two wings of the labour movement.
*  Unions: Phone Rage, Headaches and Stress
A comprehensive survey of the call centre industry conducted by the ASU has revealed an industry workplace culture dominated by excessive monitoring and stress.
*  Economics: And the Winner Is .... Sydney?
Austrade chief economist Tim Harcourt looks at the export impact of the Sydney Olympics and asks if we'll win gold.
*  International: Western Sahara: Referendum Or War?
A June UN referendum in Western Sahara could have provided the people of Western Sahara a chance to exercise their right to self-determination and independence. It didn't.
*  History: The Union's Roots in Song
We look at some of the songs that kept working people going through their darkest hours.
*  Media: Unchaining the ABC
The ALP needs to rethink our public institutions to determine how they might better deliver the ends for which they were originally established.
*  Environment: Motorways Fail the Pollie Test
Our daily grind of congested roads, polluted air, and frustrated motorists is putting all and sundry to the test, and not least Liberal and Labor politicians.
*  Satire: Murdoch Launches Bid for Under-9s Netball Team
Sydney's lucrative junior league netball broadcasting market has been shaken by a bid by one of the world's most predatory entrepreneurs, Rupert Murdoch, to secure ownership of the most successful team in the league.
*  Review: Espionage a Trois
The Whitlams' brass section his teamed with some of the hippest cats in Sydney to make the sort of music you'll want to shoot baddies to.

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