WA gender pay gap better for wrong reasons

UnionsWA has commented on the release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of new data that shows the difference in pay between women and men in Western Australia remains the worst in the country, despite a slight improvement.  In an environment of low wages growth generally, increases in pay for men over the past three years have been about half the increases in the lower wages of women.

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Less work to care important for all

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 UnionsWA and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have today released the WA results of a survey on work and care responsibilities. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has just launched its new campaign to Change the Rules for Working Women & Families. As part of that campaign the ACTU is running a case in the Fair Work Commission seeking to establish a right to reduced hours of work in order to attend to care needs. 

The WA Make It Fair Survey Report is available here.

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WA pay decision a missed opportunity for economy and fairness

UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case, which sets wages for around a hundred thousand working West Australians on the WA Minimum Wage and reliant awards including many trainees and apprentices.

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Some justice for work fatality families

UnionsWA today welcomed an announcement by the McGowan Government that it would legislate to increase compensation for families of workplace fatalities.

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Sunday pay cut to cost Perth $79mil yearly

UnionsWA has commented on the release by the ACTU of a McKell Institute report Counting the Cost: The Impact of Sunday Penalty Rate Reductions on Urban Australia (June,2017)”.  The full report is available online here.

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Penalty pay cut to cost regional WA $46.6 mil

UnionsWA has commented on the release by the ACTU of a McKell Institute report “Unfair Burden: The Impact of Sunday Penalty Rates Reduction on Regional and Rural Australia (May 2017)”. 

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Flat public service pay rise will be welcomed by some, but not others

UnionsWA has today responded to the policy announced by the McGowan Government of a flat $1,000 pa pay increase for the public sector workforce.

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Service Review - cleaning up the Liberal mess

UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the McGowan Government of a review of services. 

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Easter pay cut to cost WA $1.5 million

On the eve of the Easter Long weekend, UnionsWA has today release new modelling by Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) that shows $30 million would be lost to the Australian economy over Easter public holidays if Prime Minister Turnbull goes ahead and cuts penalty rates. The same research estimates lost income over Easter in WA of $1.5 million.

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UnionsWA and Save Our Services - Election 2017 in pictures

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We've knocked on doors, hit the phones, hit the phones more, volunteered on community stalls, letter-boxed and more. And we've done this over and again, literally, for years.  Well done all our supporters. Thank you.

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