Leaders News

Pay decision not enough for living costs

UnionsWA has today commented on the decision by WA Industrial Relations Commission in the State Wage Case, which sets wages for around three hundred thousand working West Australians on the WA Minimum Wage and reliant State awards including many trainees and apprentices.

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Teachers have completely lost faith in NAPLAN after latest online debacle

According to reports received by the Australian Education Union (AEU) from its members, the shambolic situation yesterday left thousands of public school students unable to log on or finish the test due to NAPLAN online connectivity issues, leaving many students in tears after repeatedly losing work.

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Media release - 1 May 2019 - Hundreds of WA public schools displayed in fight against funding cuts

Public school educators are highlighting the importance of reversing the Morrison Government’s $501 million in public school funding cuts in Western Australia. Hundreds of West Australian ‘public schools’ were planted in a spectacular display as part of the Fair Funding Now! campaign to win fair funding for public schools.

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Mentally Healthy Workplaces Online Hub

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, DMIRS, (incorporates Worksafe) is developing a mentally healthy workplaces online hub with resources for both workers and management.

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Inspection program looks at workers in primary schools

Inspectors will be looking at safety issues for workers such as cleaners and gardeners, and will also focus on the management of violence and aggression, including procedures for reporting and investigating incidents.

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New data: working West Australians need pay rise

This shows that average hourly total cash earnings for WA’s full-time non-managerial workers rose only 3.2% between 2016 and 2018, while nationally it increased 6%.

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Inspection program looks at workers in primary schools

WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues with workers in WA primary schools.

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Union calls for Fair Funding for Public Schools

​The State School Teachers’ Union of WA says a Liberal-National Government capital grant fund only offered to private schools to upgrade school facilities is unfair and not needs-based.

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Safety is Our Priority

The Minister for Education Sue Ellery published an opinion piece in the West Australian newspaper on 30 July 2018

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Safety is Our Priority

The Minister for Education Sue Ellery published an opinion piece in the West Australian newspaper on 30 July 2018

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