WA Industrial Relations Review an opportunity for change

UnionsWA has today commented on the announcement by the WA Government of a review of West Australian industrial relations system. Over 100,000 working West Australians are covered under these WA laws, including those on the WA Minimum Wage, apprentices, trainees and those employed in small business.

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Industrial Officer Positions, NTEU


The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) (WA Division) is seeking applications for a full-time, on-going Level 6 or 7 Division Industrial Officer position, which is available immediately, and an on-going Level 7 Division Industrial Officer or Level 8 Senior Industrial Officer, to commence in mid-October 2017. 

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Budget blows cause pain

UnionsWA has commented on the release of the first Budget by the Mc Gowan Labor Government critical of the planned loss of 3,000 public sector.

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National and WA rallies put Abbott on notice

rally_media.jpgTogether with the National Union of Students, UnionsWA has today, the Labour Day holiday in WA, announced details of a rally in Perth as part of a National Day of Action to fight attacks on worker’s rights, living standards, penalty rates and rising costs for health and education under the Abbott Government.

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TAFE Campaign Launch

Save Our Services, a group led by UnionsWA on behalf of public sector unions and community members, has today launched the first phase in a new campaign opposing TAFE fee increases, course reductions and funding cuts.  An online video, advertising and targeting of emails to MPs will feature strongly in the lead-up to the Mid-Year Financial Statement due shortly and rumoured to include further funding cuts and cost increases.

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Don’t discriminate against charities Barnett

UnionsWA has today presented at hearings for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Taxation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, a new Bill that proposes to discriminate against union charities to deny access to payroll tax breaks while giving these to employer charities and others.


Steve McCartney and fellow Australian Manufacturing Worker’s Union member volunteering for Feed the Little Children Inc in the Kimberley. If this Bill passes, those kids get less.

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Workers can’t trust Barnett on work safety, again and again

UnionsWA has commented on the delayed introduction into the WA  Parliament today of a Green Bill that will weaken work health and safety and criticised the Barnett Government for stating it will follow the lead of Tony Abbott in a review to further weaken national protections.

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Quarter billion dollar public land rush sale – a property developer dream?

UnionsWA has questioned today’s announcement by the Barnett Government that it will sell public land estimated to be worth a quarter of a billion dollars.

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WA gender pay gap an Australian worst

UnionsWA today commented on the release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of new data that shows the difference in pay between women and men in Western Australia is the worst in the country. 


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Work health safety laws delayed while WA deaths rise

UnionsWA today criticised the Barnett Government for holding yet another consultation process over work health and safety law reform.

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