30 November 2009

Australian Workers strike over Bullying probe rejection - QLD

The Australian Workers Union (AWU) says members employed by Disability Service Queensland (DSG) in Maryborough will take 24 hour strike action to protest against a State Government decision to drop an investigation into allegations of workplace bullying.

Keith Ballin from AWU says the director general of DSQ told workers on Friday that an investigation into more than 100 allegations of workplace bullying, harassment, discrimination and falsification of documents at the office would be dismissed because they were unfounded.

He says workers do not accept the finding and will strike for 24 hours from 7:00pm (AEST) tonight.

"We are very disappointed in the Government department of disability services on the outcome of an investigation where they believe it was frivolous and vexatious and without substance," he said.

"We totally disbelieve and we cannot except that proposal."

Mr Ballin says the action could disrupt the care of those with disabilities.


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