News

NAPLAN must go

25 February 2020

The national report into the debacle behind the 2019 NAPLAN online testing regime has shown that after a decade of NAPLAN it is time for it to go, and be replaced by an assessment mechanism that puts teaching and learning at its heart.

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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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Warning to guard against heat stress at work

9 October 2019

​WorkSafe has issued a warning to guard against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments following a forecast of above-average temperatures this summer.

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National Worksafe Month

3 October 2019

​It’s here, National Safe Work Month 2019. We encourage you to promote the importance of ensuring health at safety at your workplace.

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SSTUWA calls for State Government to share the wealth

27 September 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) is calling on the state government to share its new economic gains to lower TAFE fees, scrap the wage policy and increase the number of teachers and lecturers in public schools and TAFE.

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Feedback wanted for WA's new Work Health and Safety regulations

29 August 2019

Public consultation commences for McGowan Government's Work Health and Safety regulations that will support the proposed Work Health and Safety Bill. Information sessions will be held throughout September

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2019 Log of Claims: TAFE

12 August 2019

Whilst the workload crisis in TAFE has a range of contributing factors, the workload associated with compliance, auditing, rectification and completing associated documentation is a major factor in terms of time and stress.

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Union calls for action on Play Based Learning

12 August 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has called on the state government to secure all early childhood students’ right to access play-based learning (PBL) at WA schools. The union has today launched its Play is Learning campaign urging the government to act immediately and decisively to secure PBL practice in the early years of WA schooling.

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The Public Sector to Lead the Way on Safety and Health

31 July 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has written to all State Government Departments outlining his vision for safety and health in the public sector. A document outlining a vision for safety and health in public sector workplaces has been sent to all Government Departments.

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WA teachers seek pay rise and support as workload pressure soars

30 July 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) is seeking membership support for a new EBA claim as workload pressure drives teachers out of the profession and stops them applying for leadership positions.

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Safe Work Australia is raising awareness of quad bike safety this National Farm Safety Week

22 July 2019

Quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, including farms.

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Pay decision not enough for living costs

17 June 2019

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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