IEU helps pregnant member transfer to safe work

16 March, 2022

Our union’s assistance and advocacy has led to a pregnant member being reassigned to a safe job where she is performing alternative duties for the duration of her pregnancy.

The classroom teacher was advised by her doctor that pregnant women are at increased risk of severe illness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that she should avoid face-to-face teaching to reduce the risk of infection.

IEU Industrial Services Officer Rosey Sorbello said the member initially approached her employer to raise her concerns and request a transfer to alternative duties in a safe work environment.


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