UnionsWA - Western Australia's Peak Trade Union Body

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UnionsWA is the state's peak union body, representing over 30 affiliated unions which have over 150,000 members in Western Australia. Unions provide an opportunity for employees to join together with others in their workplace and their industry to have a say about their pay, conditions, workplace health and safety and the ways in which work may impact on their lives for the better.

Meredith Hammat, Secretary - UnionsWA.

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Royal Commission needed for work and mine deaths

UnionsWA has called for a Royal Commission to investigate mine and other work deaths in WA following increased in work fatalities in the WA resources sector.  The death of a mine worker at the Birla Nifty Copper Mine has highlighted the need for an independent mines safety body backed by stronger safety laws. Photo courtesy of ABC  
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Real pay cut for working poor “outrageous”

UnionsWA has commented on the release by the WA Industrial Relations Commission of submissions in the State Minimum Wage case.  That case affects an estimated 100,000 minimum wage and State Award reliant workers.  The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has recommended a wage freeze for the lowest paid while the WA Government recommends a 2.0% increase, well below its increases to essential service fees in the recent State Budget.   ABC journalist, Rebecca Carmody, interviews Meredith Hammat on the WA Minimum Wage case.
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