Sign this petition ppl, who knows we may all end up jobless and in need of support. Exposing jobless ppl to potential death sentences should be opposed. – Mick Raven
Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union
As reported in the Herald Sun recently, this month Sandor Szolnoki was exposed to asbestos at a government-approved Work for the Dole site in Adelaide.
Just one asbestos fibre can cause deadly asbestosis, which is a serious scarring of the lungs.
Sandor is only one of many unemployed workers concerned about their safety at Work for the Dole programs across Australia. This year there were 500 Work for the Dole injuries reported – including the tragic death of Josh Park Fing at his Work for the Dole site in Toowoomba – compared to 90 the previous year.
According to the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union’s 2015-16 National Advocacy Hotline Report, 30% of calls related to Work for the Dole safety issues.
It is clear that the Government can no longer guarantee the safety of Work for the Dole participants. The program must be shut down.