For 10 years ForestWorks has assisted retrenched workers through our Workers Assistace Programs
Assisting retrenched forestry workers in Tasmania to get back on their feet
At ForestWorks, we know that timely and comprehensive support for retrenched workers is the key to successful outcomes – not only for the workers themselves, but importantly also for their families and the broader community.
Our Workers Assistance programs have been assisting workers for over 10 years and the latest program has recently been expanded to cover all affected forest and timber workers across Tasmania. We have Worker Assistance Coordinators who have themselves experienced retrenchment from the forest and timber industry and are well placed to offer real, practical support.
Assistance is offered in a range of areas – from resume-writing and visiting local businesses to identify job opportunities, to facilitating access to personal and professional counselling, government services and training places. Our aim is to support workers from this industry to secure another good, safe jobs where their skills and knowledge can assist another local business.
For more information about the Workers Assistance program in Tasmania, please contact Eva Down – ForestWorks Skills and Employment Coordinator email@example.com
Tasmanian Transitional Support Fund
Applications now closed
Following the signing of the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement on 7 August, ForestWorks has been playing a critical role in the management of transitional support payments. To date we have managed the distribution of funds to affected employees.
To be eligible, employees must have been retrenched after the signing of the IGA on 7 August and been employed by either Gunns or identified Gunns contractor companies working with native forest timber.
As of the 12 April 2012 the Tasmanian Transitional Support Fund has been exhausted and no further applications will be accepted. All applications that were received before the 12 April 2012 will be processed.
For more information about the Tasmanian Transitional Support Fund please contact ForestWorks on phone 1800 177 001 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Participant feedback and complaints
ForestWorks values your feedback and complaints. This information is important to us as it helps to improve and refine our Workers Assistance Service
ForestWorks Workers Assistance Coordinators are committed to providing a service that is consistent with the APS Code of Conduct: