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Safety at work critical for living with Omicron

Media Release
Adam Bandt 18 Jan 2022

Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, says workers deserve to be safe at work, backing ACTU calls to ensure worker safety.

Bandt, a former industrial relations lawyer, rejected the claim by some employers that the demands were a threat to business, saying that ensuring workers’ safety is the best way to keep businesses going as the virus continues to spread.

Quotes attributable to Greens leader, Adam Bandt MP:

“If a workplace is unsafe, workers have the right to stop work. 

“Governments should have thought more about worker safety before letting Omicron rip.

“It’s workers who keep our economy and supply chains going and it is vital that all workers are protected. 

“Free RAT tests, upgraded masks and improved ventilation should be a priority in workplaces. 

“Keeping workers safe is key to securing supply chains and supporting businesses through Omicron.”

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