Smoke haze and your rights at work


Over the past month, we have been contacted by members asking for information about their rights at work while toxic bush fire smoke blankets our city.

To assist members knowing what their rights are the ACTU and UnionsACT have produced fact sheets about workers' health rights and the smoke.

You can read the fact sheets here. Please share this with your family, friends and co-workers.

Whilst the first fact sheet is focussed on the ACT the same principles and advice apply to NSW.

You can also find important information at the SafeWork NSW website.

Unions are working hard to provide support to affected members and their communities.

For example, the ACTU has established a relief fund to assist union members experiencing hardship due to the fires, so please contact your union if you need this or other support as a result of the fires and smoke haze.

If you have any questions about the impact of the bushfires and how they affect your rights at work please email us at