Australian Unions are working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and communities to win social and economic justice.
As a key step towards this, the ACTU, UnionsWA and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee believe that providing leadership training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members will encourage them step up to leadership roles within their workplaces, their unions and within their communities.
The goals of the program are:
- To increase the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activists in the union movement;
- To empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders;
- To develop potential as future union/union-community organisers;
- To increase strategic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and communities.
The program will include classroom training and a one day placement with the participants unions.
There is no cost for this training course; however unions will be responsible for organising any travel/accommodation for regional participants.
Speak to your union about nominating for the Program. Once approved by your union, complete the registration form and we will send you further details about the training and timetable.Read more
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We are supporting our union colleagues fighting the good fight in the Queensland election. To contribute to this session, for two hours on Thursday 23th November, please complete your details below. We have two others sessions one on Wednesday 15 Saturday 3:30pm to 5:30 (link to rsvp is here) and Saturday 18rd November, 11:00 am to 1:00pm (link to rsvp is here).Read more
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The Bennelong by-election is a unique opportunity to push back against Turnbull’s anti-worker agenda. While it's only one seat, there will be national implications if the Liberals lose. To help make that happen we will be working with the ACTU to run phone banks to undecided union members in the electorate.Read more
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UnionsWA has 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 remains the worst in the country, despite a slight improvement. In an environment of low wages growth generally, increases in pay for men over the past three years have been about half the increases in the lower wages of women.
UnionsWA and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have today released the WA results of a survey on work and care responsibilities. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has just launched its new campaign to Change the Rules for Working Women & Families. As part of that campaign the ACTU is running a case in the Fair Work Commission seeking to establish a right to reduced hours of work in order to attend to care needs.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case, which sets wages for around a hundred thousand working West Australians on the WA Minimum Wage and reliant awards including many trainees and apprentices.Read more
UnionsWA has today responded to the policy announced by the McGowan Government of a flat $1,000 pa pay increase for the public sector workforce.Read more
On the eve of the Easter Long weekend, UnionsWA has today release new modelling by Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) that shows $30 million would be lost to the Australian economy over Easter public holidays if Prime Minister Turnbull goes ahead and cuts penalty rates. The same research estimates lost income over Easter in WA of $1.5 million.Read more