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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



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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Barnett work safety legacy: High deaths, poor compensation, weak penalties & inspection cuts

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. 

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WA unions will oppose weekend pay cut

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.

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New data: Vulnerable working West Australians losing pay

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.

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Mid-Year Budget Review 2016

UnionsWA and the Health Services Union of WA (HSUWA) have today commented on the release by the Barnett Government of its’ Mid-Year Financial Projections Statement.

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Penalty pay cut and power sale are no job plan

UnionsWA today joined with other unions to criticise the announced election policy of the Barnett Liberal Government to cut penalty pay and called for a constructive policy to create jobs in WA.  

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