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Australian Susan Hopgood now President of International Education Union

Australian teacher and trade unionist Susan Hopgood will take on the presidency of Education International following the resignation of EI President Thulas Nxesi, who has been elected to the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa.

300,000 workers say No WorkChoices in WA!

UnionsWA today launched its No WorkChoices in WA campaign to protect the wages and conditions of 300,000 Western Australian workers, which are under serious threat from the State Government.

More information about the campaign could be found at

Celebrate Sustainable September

Sustainable September demonstrates sustainability in action in WA, and celebrates the people who are creating a just and sustainable future.

New UnionsWA Secretary

We are pleased to announce Simone McGurk has been elected as the new UnionsWA Secretary.

Clean Energy Jobs
A million clean energy jobs could be created in Australia if "dinosaurs" in big business and politics stop blocking action on climate change. Unions want Australia to become a world leader in the emerging industries of the future but we urgently need new laws that promote the necessary investment in clean energy jobs.
Local resources firms 'need helping hand'

The West Australian Government has been criticised for not doing enough to ensure local companies win business on big resources projects.

The acting secretary of Unions WA, Simone McGurk, says the Government's local content policy contains no guarantees or set percentages for Australian companies.

Don't Risk Second Rate Safety

Don't Risk Second Rate Safety
Tougher national health and safety laws are urgently needed to tackle the terrible toll of death, disease and injury for Australian workers. Unions strongly support the move to develop consistent OH&S laws.

At present there are nine different OH&S Laws operating in Australia.  The Federal Government and all the States and Territory Governments have agreed to move towards a simpler more streamlined approach to OH & S law in Australia. In fact, many State governments have already made agreements to deal with cross border issues on OH&S and some aspects of workers compensation law.

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