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Taking Better Photos for Union Organisers

February 29, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:30pm

With the proliferation of social media, much of which is focused on images over text, members expect to see union content through photos. Good photos can happen by luck and if you take enough photo's you will often get some good one's.  However, good planning will assure good photos every time and in less time. You just need to know what you're looking for.  This free session, via TEAMS, will be on Thursday 29th February, 2024 from 1:30-2:30pm. To RSVP and to be sent the TEAM link, complete you details below.

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2024 International Women's Day

March 08, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1pm

WA’s gender pay gap is the highest in the nation, so we’ll be revealing a new banner to track progress on closing the gap. Hear about wins from working women and union leaders, and join with unionists to renew our commitment to equality for working women. Gather on the steps of Parliament House, Noon on Friday 8th March. Please complete your details below. Why not promoted our IWD rally at your workplace by downloading and printing our poster here.

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Video Editing for Unions

March 12, 2024 at 1:00pm - 4pm

Increasingly social media platforms preference or primarily host videos. Editing can be done "on-the-fly" using apps on your phone or other more sophisticated tools. This workshop will cover the basics for using apps and other software for editing videos as well as common techniques to make you videos stronger. The workshop on Tuesday 12th March is provided free. To enroll, please complete your details below.

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Pay Cap Scrapped, New Policy Must Deliver

UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the Cook Government of a new public sector pay policy which has abolished the cap on public sector wages in WA. Since its launch in June 2021, the Public Sector Alliance, coordinated by UnionsWA, has called for the end to the wages cap and a return to genuine bargaining.

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Law Closes Loopholes

UnionsWA has today commented on the passage by the Federal Parliament of the Closing the Loopholes Bill.

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Premier faces public workforce on pay

Over 400 union members from the WA public sector workforce today heard from and posed questions of Premier Cook on WA’s State Wages Policy and the pay cap at a mass meeting at Perth Town Hall.

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West Workers Worst Off

Today in Perth UnionsWA presented evidence to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee in its Inquiry into the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023. Comments below are from UnionsWA Secretary Owen Whittle regarding the rising costs of living in WA and how this leaves working families here particularly exposed by workplace laws biased in favour of employers and low-pay outcomes.

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Essential Service Pay Decline Must Stop

Key WA public sector unions in the education, health, community safety, service and other fields at a mass meeting of elected workplace representatives on the evening of 14 August co-signed a formal alliance agreement.  That agreement will guide joint negotiation and related action seeking to reverse the real decline in public sector workforce pay since 2017 as the State Government reviews its State Wages Policy in the latter part of 2023. On behalf of the group, UnionsWA has released a new analysis of real pay declines across the key public sector occupations.

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Rise for Low Paid Bitterly Disappointing

UnionsWA has responded to the decision today in the WA State Wage Case that awarded a $43.45 per week increase to the Adult Full time WA Minimum Wage, a 5.3% increase which is below overall inflation and well below actual cost of living increases for the low wage workers.

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May Day – Yes for Voice

May Day was commemorated today with a festival and march through the streets of Fremantle.  Unionists took the occasion to commit to supporting the Yes campaign in the upcoming Voice to Parliament Referendum.

 

 

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WA Farm Deaths Need Urgent Action

UnionsWA has responded to the release today of a WorkSafe Inquiry report into work fatalities in WA’s agricultural sector. The WorkSafe Commissioner has also released his response to that report. In 2021-22 twelve WA farmers were killed at work.

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Mine Sexual Assaults: Run & Hide Must Stop

UnionsWA has responded to the release today of the Independent Review of WorkSafe Mines Safety report.

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