UnionsWA has today commented on the release of work fatality figures in WA that show these are the highest for seven years just as massive cuts are affecting WorkSafe.Read more
UnionsWA today criticised Premier Barnett for his promise to both extend Sunday trading and weekend hours of work as well as cutting penalty ratesRead more
The ACTU and UnionsWA today announced details for their strategy during the Canning by-election campaign.Read more
UnionsWA today commented on the release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of new data that shows the difference in pay between women and men in Western Australia is the worst in the country.
Meredith Hammat, Secretary UnionsWA said:
“These latest figures show that WA continues to have the worst gender-pay gap in Australia.
“On average women in WA get paid $484 per week less than men in full time work.
“That’s twenty-five per cent less pay for women.
“When women take on caring roles the pay gap can be entrenched for the rest of their lives including into retirement through lower superannuation.
“By itself this is wrong and unfair.
“It also has broader, long term consequences.
“This means women are more likely to be financially insecure.
“Women are more likely than men to have to meet family costs of living that are already high in WA.
“It is more important in WA than elsewhere that governments and employers do more to support women in the workforce and to assist with the costs of caring.
“Stronger measures are needed to address pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, whether it’s losing permanency after returning from maternity leave or employers refusing requests to work flexible hours.
“Paid parenting leave is also very important and the weakening of this by the Abbott Government can only make the gender pay gap worse.
“It is important that childcare is affordable and supports for caring for people with disability and older Australians are adequate.
“When we as a society fail to be fairer, it is often women who are disadvantaged.”
Data drawn from ‘Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2015’ (Australian Bureau of Statistics) in particular data tables 3 (Australia), 13A (NSW), 13B (Victoria), 13C (Queensland), 13D (SA), 13E (WA), 13F (Tasmania) and available here.
UnionsWA has today commented on the release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of July unemployment figures showing a significant increase in unemployment in WA. This has occurred as WA Government redundancies arising from Budget cuts begin to take effect.Read more
The number of 457 visa applications that require employers to advertise the jobs to Australian workers first could slump to just 25 per cent because of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTA).Read more
UnionsWA has today commented the release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of labour force data showing a continuing rise in unemployment in WA particularly among men.Read more
This week a Senate Inquiry into the impact of Australia's temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour market and on the temporary work visa holders will hold hearings in Perth.
How timely that the ABC has found that a 457 worker who bravely blew the whistle on exploitation has been sacked. Check out the original story and follow up here:Read more
ABN 64 950 883 305
Level 4, 445 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us on 08 6313 6001.
Collection of Information
In order to use the UnionsWA Incorporated website, we may require information from you in order to provide the best service possible.
All correspondence may also be collected and stored, particularly in regard to donations, sales, support and accounts, including email.
Any information collected by UnionsWA Incorporated is collected via correspondence from you or your company. This may be via the telephone, email, mail, fax or directly through our website.
Use of Collection Information
Any details collected from UnionsWA Incorported supporters, donors or customers is required in order to provide you with our products and/or services, and a high level of customer service. Correspondence is recorded in order to provide service references, and to assist in our staff development.
Storage of Collected Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can email us at [email protected]
Access to Collected Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer to continue to provide support, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at [email protected]
Donation and Orders
If you make a donation or purchase a product or service from us, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. You may be required to provide contact information (such as name, Email, and postal address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We use this information for the purposes of processing donations or billing purposes and to contribute towards an aspect of our campaign for which you have made a donation or to fill your order(s). If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
UnionsWA Incorporated uses personally identifiable information for essential communications, such as Emails, accounts information, and critical service details. We may also use this information for other purposes, including some promotional Emails. If at any time a customer wishes not to receive such correspondence, they can request to be removed from any mailing lists by emailing us at
You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
UnionsWA Incorporated may at its discretion use other third parties to provide process donation or other essential services on our site or for our business processes. We may share your details as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. UnionsWA Incorporated does not share any information with third parties for any unknown or unrelated uses.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.
Links on UnionsWA Incorporated sites are to external entities and are not covered within this policy. The terms and conditions set out in this privacy statement only cover the domain name of UnionsWA.
changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by Email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.
UnionsWA Security Policy
UnionsWA Incorporated uses the eWAY Payment Gateway for its online credit card transactions. eWAY processes online credit card transactions for thousands of Australian merchants, providing a safe and secure means of collecting payments via the Internet. All online credit card transactions performed on this site using the eWAY gateway are secured payments.
- Payments are fully automated with an immediate response.
- Your complete credit card number cannot be viewed by Save Our Services or UnionsWA or any outside party.
- All transactions are performed under 128 Bit SSL Certificate.
- All transaction data is encrypted for storage within eWAY’s bank-grade data centre, further protecting your credit card data.
- eWAY is an authorised third party processor for all the major Australian banks.
- eWAY at no time touches your funds; all monies are directly transferred from your credit card to the merchant account held by Save Our Services and UnionsWA.
For more information about eWAY and online credit card payments, please visit www.eWAY.com.au
Where a donation is made to UnionsWA Incorporated that donation will go towards the purpose sought and no other matter. UnionsWA Incorporated is a an income tax exempt entity for the purposes of GST.
UnionsWA Incorporated is not a deductible gift recipient entity and donations are not automatically tax deductible. For some individuals there may be a legitimate tax deduction claimed for work purposes. However, the donor is responsible to ensuring that any claim made complies with the relevant taxation law.
After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation from eWAY containing your order details (if you have provided your email address). We will normally confirm receipt of your order within a few minutes of ordering. We will attempt to send your goods via ordinary post (unless specified otherwise in the online details) within five working days; however if goods are unavailable
delivery will take a little longer.
If you wish to query a delivery please contact us at [email protected] .
After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation from eWAY containing your order details (if you have provided your email address). We will normally confirm receipt of your order within a few minutes of ordering. We will attempt to send your software/license/access code via email within five working days.
If you wish to query a delivery please contact us at [email protected]
Refund & Returns Policy
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase or decide that you no longer wish to make a donation, we will give you three days to access a money-back guarantee from the time you receive the goods or made a donation. Please email us at [email protected] within that time if you are not satisfied with your donation or purchase so that we can resolve any
This refund policy does not apply to goods which have been worn or used, damaged after delivery, or if any attempt has been made to alter the product or if they have been dropped or broken. All products must be returned in their original condition. All postage and insurance costs are to be paid by the buyer.
We recommend that you return the product via Registered post and that you pre-pay all postage. You assume any risk of lost, theft or damaged goods during transit & therefore advise you take out shipment registration of insurance with your postal carrier. UnionsWA Incorporated will not be responsible for parcels lost or damaged in transit if you choose not to insure.
If you have any enquiries regarding this document and the payment services offered by eWAY please visit their website at www.eway.com.au
WA Unions have welcomed the tabling of The Impact of FIFO Work Practices on Mental Health: Final Report as the next step towards improving the mental health of FIFO workers.Read more