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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
In the lead-up to the WA State election, UnionsWA have released a report card on Occupational Health and Safety in WA under the Barnett Government.Read more
UnionsWA has today responded to a Fair Work Commission decision on the treatment of weekend penalty rates for Australia’s lowest paid working people on awards.
Western Australia maintains our own workplace laws that govern weekend penalty rates pay for many hospitality and retail employees.Read more
UnionsWA has commented on new data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics which shows that the number of working West Australians paid under awards - around 170,000 – is growing but with many now receiving less hours of work and pay that two years ago.Read more