FIFO workers at risk need more support, says Australian organisation

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 28 April 2015

With a final report expected from the WA government inquiry into the link between FIFO workers and suicide in June, FIFO Families has warned that this should not distract from the key issues faced by workers in the industry. The downsizing of the mining sector is placing additional stress on employees, and a more collaborative approach is needed to create a balance of individual and commercial needs.

Publicity around the Western Australian (WA) government’s enquiry into potential mental health issues faced by fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers combined with the downsizing of the mining industry has the potential to add further stress and anxiety to those affected in the sector.

FIFO Families founder and director, Nicole Ashby,...

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