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New look for Worker Assist
YESTERDAY saw the launch of the new logo and the start of Worker Assist’s new advertising campaign. Worker Assist is a free service for injured workers in the state.
The CPSU’s Member Advice and Support Team (MAST) regularly use Worker Assist in a number of ways.
MAST often refers Members directly to the service for specialised advice.
CPSU MAST Organisers regularly speak with Worker Assist Officers to help build and supplement their knowledge. The team also uses the service’s resources to grow our Members’ knowledge and strengthen their workplaces. It’s a great service for all workers in Tasmania.
Worker Assist Case Manager Fiona McIntyre said the new logo was about reinforcing the body’s primary focus: getting injured workers back to the workplace, with the different shoes representing stepping back into work.
“Worker Assist is there to support injured workers through the workers compensation system,” Fiona said. “It fills a gap in our Work, Health & Safety system.”
“Worker Assist can help in a range of ways, from finding out how to lodge a claim to answering queries about whether someone’s on the right pay rate. We’re here as an independent source of information.”
Fiona said the majority of work came via referrals from unions.
Unions Tasmania Secretary Steve Walsh said the union movement was committed to safe workplaces, with Worker Assist a great source of information and support to those who were affected by illness and injury. Unions Tasmania operates the service, which is supported by the government and WorkCover Tasmania.
Find out more about Worker Assist here.