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Work safety must improve

10 September 2018

​Following the recent close of submissions by the WA Government on changes work health and safety laws in WA. UnionsWA has called for a major overhaul of our outdated laws.

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Exclusive offer for leader members - Workers’ Compensation Top Up

3 September 2018

The SSTUWA has secured exclusive coverage for leader members that sees Workers’ Compensation payments for physical injuries topped up.

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Union calls for Fair Funding for Public Schools

3 September 2018

​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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Morrison Government must put public schools first

28 August 2018

New Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan will have absolutely no positive impact in his portfolio if he persists with the Morrison Government’s policy of cutting billions of dollars from federal public school funding.

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‘Fatally flawed’ online data means NAPLAN is worthless

27 August 2018

A report declaring that data from the 2018 NAPLAN is essentially useless means that new Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan must heed the calls for a comprehensive review of NAPLAN and My School.

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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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