Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Third Wave Dispute!
Please complete your contact details below after which you will land on a page seeking your payment. Unions affiliated with Unions WA have received a limited number of complementary tickets to this celebration. A further, but limited number of tickets are available for sale. Tickets are $20 concession, $45 waged (or complete multiples if purchasing more than one ticket).
To benefit form the complementary tickets, please discuss with your union. Places here are only confirmed upon payment.
In 1997 the Liberal Government introduced legislation that would significantly restrict the ability to protect members and the community from unfair and exploitative employment practices.
30, 000 unionists and community members stood together outside the doors of Parliament House and fought back against this legislation. When we were not listened to, we stood our ground and pegged it, creating the Workers Embassy and what we know today as Solidarity Park.
On the 28th of April join us in remembering this six month occupation which brought community, fun and solidarity to our movement. Please bring a print out of your purchased ticket on the night.
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UnionsWA has today responded to a Fair Work Commission decision on the treatment of weekend penalty rates for Australia’s lowest paid working people on awards.
Western Australia maintains our own workplace laws that govern weekend penalty rates pay for many hospitality and retail employees.Read more
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UnionsWA has commented on the release by SafeWork Australia of its results of a survey of workplace bullying in Australia and WA. The study has found that 9.2% of working West Australians reported having been bullied during the previous six months in 2014-15, almost double from 5.0% in 2010.Read more
UnionsWA has commented on the release today by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) of data on apprentice and trainee numbers in WA. Over the four years from 2011 to 2015 the number of 15 to 19 year old West Australians commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship have declined from 10,500 to 7,400.Read more