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posted on 2023-07-07, 19:33 authored by John Flett, John BottomleyJohn Bottomley, Brendan Byrne

 Data is derived from 353 individual narratives from Australian Finance Sector Union members’ stories. Ten ren workers’ narratives constitute a convenience sample within the population of FSU members, with a reference to ‘suicide’,  either attempted suicide and suicidal ideation. All the narratives respond to one question: to shine a light on the toxic systemic practices they experienced in their work environment.  If the ten FSU workers had not freely volunteered their stories to their union, their vulnerability to suicide due to their toxic work environment would have likely remained invisible. The study examines the social history of factors in work health and safety and workers compensation that contribute to the invisibility of work factors in suicide. 




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Religion and Social Policy Network, University of Divinity (Melbourne)

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