The mental health of fly-in, fly-out workers has again been addressed by the State Government, who have released an updated draft code for public consultation. We asked our readers if they believed there was enough being done to help FIFO workers with their mental health.
Why are they doing it if it has implications of this degree? The money isn’t worth it. David Sharp I don’t get it. I’ll take FIFO any time. Max Powered Maybe quiet FIFO rebuild struggling towns — put money back into them could be a change for the better all round. Shelley Glas
FIFO workers don’t realise how good they have it. The problems just mentioned, “reported high levels of distress, most of them linked to missing special events, relationship problems, financial stress, shift rosters and social isolation”, are far worse if your employer requires you to become residential. Then you won’t be FIFO but you will never go home for those special occasions and you will miss all of them, not just the ones that happen while you are working. Len Hayward Is enough being done to help the health of locals who are expected to jump at notice without suitable recovery breaks and without all the money thrown as it is to FIFO for locals to sustain living in the country? Local — expected to be available 24/7. FIFO must have suitable breaks. Locals pay for accommodation, cleaning, pay rates, water, electricity, gym fees, high airfares, insurances, cars, work and PPE equipment; FIFO all included. Wayne Ness Posts and comments on social media may be published and edited for legal, content or space reasons. facebook.com/ NorthWestTelegraph @NWTele @northwesttelegraph