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UnionsWA International Women's Day Rally

18 February 2020

​To mark International Women's Day, UnionsWA is holding a rally on Friday 6 of March from 5:15pm.

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ACTU - Superannuation must increase to 15% and women need a better deal

4 February 2020

Women need more super to achieve a dignified and independent retirement. The Superannuation Guarantee for women must increase to 15% at an accelerated rate.

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ACTU - Actions to minimise the health effects of bushfire smoke haze

23 January 2020

Bushfire smoke contains a mixture of gases and very fine particles that can be hazardous to health. Those most at risk are firefighters and outdoor workers.

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Rainbow Knowledge research project

22 January 2020

The Rainbow Knowledge research project aims to understand and promote the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people, and work with local services to help them understand your needs.

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Bushfire relief: How you can help those in need

7 January 2020

Australia is reeling as firefighters battle relentless blazes around the nation. Here’s how to help those affected by the devastation.

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Cyclone contingency plans should be in place

7 January 2020

With the season’s first cyclone having formed off the North-West coast, businesses throughout the State have been reminded to ensure that contingency plans have been established and are in operation.

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ACTU ​statement on ongoing bushfire crisis

7 January 2020

“Australian workers know the value of standing together, and this is more important than ever during this time of national crisis.

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TAFE essential for a strong economy

20 December 2019

​The Morrison Government’s policy objectives which strip funding from TAFE and privatise vocational education is causing lasting damage to the Australian economy which will take decades to fix.

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Morrison Government continues to undermine TAFE

5 December 2019

​A new report revealing that the Morrison Government cut $325 million in funding from TAFE budgets last year is yet more evidence Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not value TAFE’s crucial role in the provision of high quality vocational education.

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NATSIPA and Te Akatea Maori Principals conference

5 December 2019

The NATSIPA and Te Akatea Maori Principals conference is now live and open for registrations. The early bird rate still applies until the 13 December.

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New Work Health and Safety Act

4 December 2019

An historic moment for SSTUWA OSH Organiser Joy Barrett, leaving State Parliament after the second reading of the new Work Health and Safety Act.

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PISA highlights Morrison Govt’s equity funding gaps for low-SES schools

4 December 2019

The latest OECD report of international school system performance has shown the impact of six years of Federal Coalition government failure when it comes to properly funding and resourcing our public schools.

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Presidents letter to The West Australian - School reviews part of striving for excellence

29 November 2019

The West Australian editorial (p76, 29/11) School reviews part of striving for excellence misses the key point on coverage of the review system.

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Modern work safety Bill welcomed

29 November 2019

​UnionsWA has today welcomed the tabling in the WA Parliament by the McGowan Government of its Bill to modernise workplace health and safety law in WA.

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Message to members from President Pat Byrne

26 November 2019

​The misrepresentation of the new school review process, aimed at schools identifying areas where they need more resources and support, is disgraceful.

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​New WA work health survey; old laws inadequate

11 November 2019

UnionsWA has today released the results of a major work health and safety survey of over 1,500 West Australians.

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Morrison Government preferences funding increases for Catholic schools despite falling enrolments

11 November 2019

The Morrison Government continues to preference funding to Catholic schools despite falling enrolments and in the face of booming student enrolments in the public system, according to new analysis of ACARA finance and enrolment data.

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