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WA Public Sector Unions plan to deliver for regions

WA Public Sector Unions met today for the first time since the swearing in of the new state government. The Unions vowed to campaign for regional members and their families.

Campaign focus areas will be to:

  1. Significantly improve the district allowances paid to remote and regional workers
  2. Get better country housing for teachers, police, prison officers and healthcare workers
  3. Ensure that the public sector savings being sought by the new government do not result in a loss of jobs or services
Gas crisis costs 630 jobs
The extent of the damage the gas crisis is causing to industry has been revealed in a survey by WA's peak business group.
Twomey report - teachers need pay rise
A government taskforce into the education workforce has recommended an immediate and significant pay rise for teachers as they prepare to take further industrial action.
Safety concerns prompt walkout
Workers at Burrup Fertilisers' ammonia plant have walked off the job over safety fears. About 80 maintenance crew members, or about half those employed at the site, downed tools at the plant near Karratha this morning after a fellow worker was injured on the job yesterday.
Push to make workplace laws simpler
THE Federal Government has called in an expert to try to reverse the trend for industrial relations legislation to grow ever longer and more complex.
Jobs slashed in gas explosion aftermath
JOB losses have began to bite as West Australian businesses battle to cope with the 30 per cent cut to the state's gas supplies caused by last week's explosion at the Apache Energy-run pipeline.
Aim high on baby leave, women told
THE architect of a gold-plated scheme to give Australian mothers six months of paid maternity leave at full pay has urged women not to settle for less, warning that the nation has only one chance to get it right.
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