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WA Women need a pay rise

16 August 2018

UnionsWA has commented on the release today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of new data that shows the difference in ordinary full time pay for women and men in Western Australia.

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Parents and teachers need immediate explanation over NAPLAN online debacle

8 August 2018

Parents and teachers need immediate explanation over NAPLAN online debacle.

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Turnbull government turning its back on early childhood education

6 August 2018

The Turnbull government is abandoning Australia’s preschool children with its plan to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education sector (ECE).

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Safety is Our Priority

1 August 2018

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

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No one in our schools should feel threatened

1 August 2018

Minister for Education, Sue Ellery opinion piece. No one in our schools should feel threatened

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Call for Domestic Violence Leave for all

6 December 2017

As part of the International 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, UnionsWA and affiliated unions met with the WA Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk to hear about action being taken by the State Government to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence.

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Unions welcome end to payroll tax loophole

30 November 2017

UnionsWA has welcomed the report today that the WA State Government will move to close a loophole that has meant employers have been claiming payroll tax exemptions for trainees.

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Stop Turnbull’s TAFE cuts

30 November 2017

Funding for vocational education has plummeted yet again, with data released today showing that government funding for the sector has been slashed by more than 31 per cent since 2012.

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Union demands greater investment in leadership and teaching in schools by Turnbull Government

24 November 2017

The Australian Education Union has demanded Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s full commitment to leadership and teaching in schools following its release today of a submission to the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

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Wage theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey

23 November 2017

Released on 21 November, 2017, Wage Theft in Australia indicates that Australia has a large silent underclass of migrant workers, primarily made up of international students and backpackers, who are paid well below the minimum wage in at least 12 main industries.

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