News

Mentally Healthy Workplaces Online Hub

18 April 2019

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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Seasonal influenza vaccinations

28 March 2019

DoE strongly supports staff receiving seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations.

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IDAHOBIT Day and Recording of Gender

14 March 2019

17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. On this day people stand against discrimination and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families.

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Government needs to resource priorities

20 February 2019

The State School Teachers’ Union WA (SSTUWA) has welcomed the state government’s announcement of its priorities in WA but warns any initiatives are meaningless if a clear strategy is not outlined.

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Inspection program looks at workers in primary schools

5 February 2019

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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Sunday & Holiday Pay Cut To Get Worse

11 June 2018

UnionsWA has today commented on the looming penalty rate pay cut for Sunday and public holiday work by those in the fast food, retail, hospitality and pharmacy sectors.

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Schools General Agreement 2017 endorsed by members

5 June 2018

Schools’ members have voted to accept the offer from the Department of Education for a replacement General Agreement. Of the members voting, 87 per cent supported the proposed agreement. The SSTUWA has therefore formally accepted the Agreement-in-Principle and an application to register a replacement agreement has been lodged with the WAIRC. Once this agreement is registered, the $1000 per annum salary increase (pro rata for relief and casuals) will be paid, backdated to 6 December 2017.

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KOWS training being conducted by DoE, the SSTUWA and the Police

31 May 2018

KOWS training being conducted by DoE, the SSTUWA and the Police

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Union calls for more services to deal with violence

3 May 2018

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has offered their support to the members who were assaulted at Busselton Senior High School in two separate incidents yesterday.

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Cuts must end: Funding has to increase to deliver on review recommendations

1 May 2018

The State School Teachers' Union of WA (SSTUWA) warns recommendations made by the Through Growth to Achievement Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools are not achievable due to the State Government’s recent cuts to education and said any more cuts in next week’s State Budget would be unacceptable to the community.

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