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Barnett Government opts to protect employers, not safety for WA workers

Every state in Australia except Western Australia will adopt national harmonised health and safety laws.


"The only provisions which Troy Buswell has said they will not support in the harmonsised health and safety laws are those to benefit employers," UnionsWA Simone McGurk said.  

Barnett Government declares war on public sector workers and services

The report of the Economic Audit Committee released by Treasurer Troy Buswell today confirms that the State Government has declared war on its own employees and the vital services they provide to the community.

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Changes to WA Industrial Relations Act

Effects of State Government budget on services including: wages policy, Economic Audit Review; 3% cuts; privatisation of STate Government services; review of Public Sector Management Act; Government policy on industrial action.

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Buswell Must Come Clean on Planned Industrial Relations Changes

UnionsWA today demanded that Treasurer Troy Buswell release the recommendations of his $635,000 review into Western Australia's industrial relations laws, so that 300,000 workers could have certainty before Christmas.

White Ribbon Day

November 25 is the UN international day for the elimination of violence against women.

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Mr Barnett: You are supposed to improve services, not sell them off

UnionsWA has vowed to fight plans to privatise key Government services following the WA Government's announcement to outsource essential services at the new Fiona Stanley Hospital.

"Prior to the last state election Colin Barnett and the Liberal Party had an opportunity to tell the WA public what their plans were for managing government services and they said nothing," UnionsWA Secretary Simone McGurk said today.

"They deceived the public and said that they would improve services, not sell them off.

New Ad slams State Government Services Cuts

UnionsWA launched our new No WorkChoices in WA television commercial, slamming the effects the introduction of WorkChoices-style changes to Western Australian workplaces would have on the delivery of health, education, policing and other public services in WA.

Watch the ad at: plus links to the campaign pages on Facebook and Youtube.

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