May Day - 8 hour day still relevant

As thousands of union members, their family and friends gathered in Fremantle to commemorate May Day, UnionsWA has highlighted that the original purpose of May Day, to secure an eight hour working day, remains relevant. 

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Eight hours work, eight hours rest, eight hours play.

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Workers’ Memorial Day - From asbestos to fly-in fly-out, more prevention needed

Commemorating Workers’ Memorial Day, UnionsWA has today commented on the need to improve occupational health and safety measures with a priority on preventing work deaths and injuries.

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Auditor asbestos report needs a real response

UnionsWA has commented on the release by the Auditor General of the Asbestos Management in the Public Sector report. 

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What is to be done? The future of industrial relations

We live in a time of great debate and discussion about our industrial relations system.

But before outlining my vision of what the future of IR should look like in this country I want to spend a bit of time considering the current debates and issues.

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This article is an edited version of an address by Meredith Hammat,

Secretary, UnionsWA (pictured) to the Chamber of Commerce and

Industry WA The Future of Industrial Relations Conference on 22 April 2015.

 

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Workers' Memorial Day

International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers Memorial Service

Please join us in remembering all workers who have died or been injured in the Workplace.

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Campaign Organisers - Federal Election

UnionsWA is the state’s peak union body and we are working with the National peak Union body the ACTU. We are looking for two (2) enthusiastic and committed organisers initially to work on the federal election campaign. Successful candidates will be based at UnionsWA and employed by the ACTU to implement a national strategy.

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Unions target key Western Australian seats in election campaign

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Unions will target key marginal seats in Western Australia in the lead up to the next election as part of a national campaign to defeat the Abbott Government.

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When a 'thing' can land you in prison: UnionsWA protests over anti-protest laws

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UnionsWA has aligned with a diverse group of not-for-profits and special interest groups to bring attention to proposed new laws designed to clamp down on protesters.

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