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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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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​Warning to guard against heat stress at work

25 January 2019

​Warning to guard against heat stress at work

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Unions welcome wage theft inquiry

23 January 2019

Unions welcome wage theft inquiry

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New data: working West Australians need pay rise

22 January 2019

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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PISA results show why we need equity in schools funding

7 December 2016

Australia’s continuing decline in the PISA international school test results shows the urgent need for investment in disadvantaged schools, the AEU said today.

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