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CTU Slams EMA Over Workplace Injury Awards

01 March 2006

CTU slams EMA call for discrimination against workplace injury victims

Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson today slammed the call by EMA Northern for abolition of workplace injury victims' right to reparations awards.

Paul Jarvie of EMA Northern today called for abolition of the right for courts to make reparation awards for pain and suffering to workplace injury victims under the Sentencing Act 2002.

"This is a disgraceful call for workplace injury victims to be discriminated against as second class victims of crime," Ross Wilson said.

"Every victim of criminal offences is entitled to reparation awards and it is outrageous that a major employers' organisation should suggest that work injury victims should be discriminated against and denied the same legal rights."

ENDS

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