UnionsWA and Cancer Council WA have issued an urgent warning today for over 300,000 West Australians who work outdoors every day to protect themselves from cancer-causing UV and the risk of heat-related stress by protecting themselves with clothing, hats, sunglasses, shade and sunscreen year-round.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the WA Government of the Mid-Year Financial Projections for 2018-19. These projections now incorporate increased revenue for WA from the GST and improved finances generally that are a foundation for investing in a healthier public sector including redressing pay and staffing levels for our public sector workforce as well as household relief from rising fees and charges.Read more
UnionsWA has commented on the latest job training data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) evidencing a steep decline in job training participation in WA, falling at almost four times the national rate.Read more
UnionsWA has welcomed the announcement today of the appointment by the WA Government of Ms Toni Walkington as a member of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.Read more
UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the Insurance Commission of WA of a report showing that claims for work-related stress among the public sector workforce has risen greatly. UnionsWA has release the early results of its own survey that shows workload and management-related stress is the greatest concern among all working people, including those in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
The Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia and UnionsWA have today unveiled a plaque at the Remembrance Wall in Perth’s Solidarity Park and plans for a permanent memorial at the park to remember the victims, survivors and families that to affected by the asbestos disaster at Wittenoom.Read more
Following the recent close of submissions by the McGowan Government on changes work health and safety laws in WA, UnionsWA has called for a major overhaul of our outdated laws.Read more
UnionsWA, as part of the Australian Council of Trade Union Change The Rules campaign, has today commented on the need for urgent change to address the chronic lack of pay rises for working West Australians. This follows a major door-knocking effort undertaken today by union members and supporters in the key Liberal-held federal electorates of Pearce and Swan in WA.Read more