Labour will extend OSH cover to aircrews
"A Labour Government will
extend the Health and Safety in Employment Act to air
crews," associate Labour spokesperson on labour, Mark
Gosche, said today.
"We have made a specific commitment to
do this in our OSH policy, released on Labour Day as part of
Labour's workers' package.
"Currently these crews are not
covered by any OSH legislation although other countries have
moved to remedy this defect," Mr Gosche said.
years ago voted down Mr Gosche's Private Member's Bill to
extend coverage, saying it would amend the Civil Aviation
"However it has since become apparent that
they were only paying lip service to the idea. They took
the pretence far enough to set up a working party but that
was almost two years ago and nothing has happened
"Crews can expect genuine concern and quick action
from Labour," Mr Gosche
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