In workplace conversations and in the media we've made rising costs of living and the need for pay rises a key headline issue in this election and we're reinforcing that with our final action handing out flyers from 10:00 am - noon, this Thursday 19th May near the Belmont Forum. We'll meet in the parking lot off Belmont Ave of Belmont Forum. To RSVP please complete your details below.Read more
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In workplace conversations and in the media we've made rising costs of living and the need for pay rises a key headline issue in this election and we're reinforcing that with our final action handing out flyers from 10:00 am - noon, this Friday 20th May at The Square Mirrabooka. We'll meet at the entrance in front of the carpark off Yirrigan Drive. To RSVP please complete your details below.Read more
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This session is funded by DMIRs, and is suitable for: Union Delegates, Safety Reps, and interested workers.
This information session will provide participants with an introduction to the new WHS legislation and what the changes will mean to your workplace.
Attendees will have a better understanding of the key changes for workers and unions in the new Act :
- Legislative framework of WHS law in WA
- New definition of health in the Act
- Duties of the Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU).
- New Duties of an Officer and their legal requirements (due diligence).
- Duties of a Worker
- Duties of Other Persons
- Industrial manslaughter - what it means & New penalty categories for breaches of legislation - as well as Notifiable incidents.
- Duty to Consult and what consultation must include
- Work Groups (WG’s), Health & Safety Representatives (HSR’s), Deputy Health and Safety Representatives and Health & Safety Committees (HSC’s), including;
- Work Group negotiations with Union involvement
- Election process (including new Union involvement)
- Right to cease unsafe work; and
- HSR Direction to cease unsafe work – New
The session will be held via Microsoft Teams - a link to this session will be provided upon your RSVP.Read more
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UnionsWA has today commented on the release of the WA Budget and warned that the failure to improve public sector pay policy will make recruitment for needed new positions and retention harder. While the one-off electricity payment is welcome, other State Government charges to households are rising, as are other broader costs of living.Read more
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus has today spoken following the release a UnionsWA survey report on job and wage insecurity among working West Australians. Financial hardship and the need to find additional hours of work or an extra job were widely reported together with negative impacts on health and lost time with family.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the release of data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that measures the gender pay gap. This, together with other analyses based on ABS data, highlights the importance of improving job security as a pathway to better pay for women.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the WA Government of new workplace safety codes providing WA employers and workforce with guidance on how to prevent harassment, violence, including gendered violence and bullying as well as ensuring good psychological health through work.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the WA Government of its’ Mid-year Review that included details of an improved State Wages Policy for our public sector workforce and replaces the existing fixed, low cap. Another significant policy announcement includes a welcome introduction of a COVID Isolation payment for working people in casual jobs.Read more
As a part of a massed meeting of public sector union members at Perth Town Hall, UnionsWA has today released new figures that track the decline in real and comparative terms of public sector pay under the WA Government since 2017. Related staff shortages are impacting the quality of health, education and other services as well as unsafe workloads.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the release of data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that measures the gender pay gap. Other data released by the ABS yesterday points to the impact of low pay rises in WA in the public sector contributing to the poor pay outcomes for women in WA.Read more