Time to stop privatisation

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UnionsWA , the Save Our Services and Use Your Power groups have, at the one-year mark out from the 11 March 2017 WA state election, announced details of a range of activities in opposition to privatisation of public services and public assets.

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Services pay freeze bad for public

UnionsWA and unions representing hospital, school, other service and professional employees have today commented on the announced pay freeze by WA Treasurer, Mike Nahan.


Meredith Hammat (Secretary, UnionsWA) at Parliament House with John Welch (WAPOU), Toni Walkington (CPSU) and Dan Hill (HSU).
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WA Jobs Boost Needed

The ACTU and UnionsWA have commented on the release today by the ABS of unemployment statistics to warn that not enough is being done to transition the WA economy beyond the resources sector.

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UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the Barnett Government of its’ Mid-Year Financial Projections Statement.


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Uni Sackings "short-sighted"

UnionsWA has today supported academic and general staff at the University of Western Australia in condemning the sacking of 300 staff and appalling manner in which that decision was communicated to the community.

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What about the worker? 2015 Harold Peden Memorial Lecture

The Labour History Society brings an important focus to our collective history as a movement in this State.  Thank you. It’s a great privilege to be given this opportunity to present the Harold Peden lecture.  I have always believed that in the trade union movement we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.


Meredith Hammat, Secretary, UnionsWA

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Harold Peden Memorial Lecture 19 November 2015

Meredith Hammat, UnionsWA Secretary will be the guest speaker at this year's Harold Peden Memorial Lecture, an annual event by the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

Thursday 19 November 2015
6:00 pm for 6:30 start
6th Floor, 445 Hay Street Perth
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Please RSVP to Neil Byrne 9349 8153 or Roanna Beach at UnionsWA 9328 7877 unionsyes@unionswa.com.au

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Job training decline: “Employers & governments must do more”

UnionsWA  has commented on the release yesterday by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) of a survey of employers that has tracked declining apprentice and trainee numbers while job qualification requirements rise.

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Perth youth unemployment rising

UnionsWA has today released an analysis data of youth unemployment following the issuing yesterday of detailed data by the ABS.  Youth unemployment has been found to be high and rising across Perth, particularly in the southern suburbs.

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Joint Statement: Criminalising Peaceful Protest

On behalf of our members and communities we represent, we, the undersigned organisations, are gravely concerned by the Criminal Code Amendment (Prevention of Lawful Activity) Bill 2015 and the implications it has for Western Australia’s democracy and the rights of citizens to engage in peaceful protest.


Rev Rick Morell of the Uniting Church speaking to press after the release of the joint statement.

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Unity training