Penalty rates action Perth

March 03, 2017 at 5pm - 7pm

If you're keen to be involved with Team SOS as we stand up for penalty rates in Perth - register your interest here and your local organiser will give you a call to send you the details. 

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Penalty rates action Mount Lawley

March 05, 2017 at 3pm - 5pm

If you're keen to be involved with Team SOS as we stand up for penalty rates in Mount Lawley - register your interest here and your local organiser will give you a call to send you the details. 

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Hyde Park Fair

March 06, 2017 at 9am - 5pm

Attracting 50,000 people over 2 days at Hyde Park the Rotary Hyde Park Fair is a staple of the Mount Lawley community calendar. 

Team SOS has a stall on Monday March 6 - come volunteer and help us get the message out on this final weekend before the State Election! 

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Domestic violence and the WA election

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Led by UnionsWA and public sector unions, the Save Our Services campaign has today joined with the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA) to release a new election advertisement highlighting cuts to important prevention services. This is the first time in Australia that domestic violence has featured in an election television advertisement. 

 

 

 

 

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People's Inquiry into Privatisation

Presenting at hearings in Perth for the People’s Inquiry into Privatisation, UnionsWA has highlighted the risk to our economy, jobs and household costs of living resulting from further privatisation, such as Western Power.

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Ambulance ramping times doubled

Ambulance ramping doubles in one year

In the first two weeks of August, ambulances at most Perth public hospitals ramped for almost 2900 hours, more than twice rate at the same time in 2015.

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Serco paid $130m for 'hospital with no patients'.

118m for no patients

Back in 2014, it emerged that Serco, the private company who was appointed the management contract for Fiona Stanley Hospital was paying for over 200 workers to attend work in a hospital with no patients.

 

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Asbestos and lead in Perth Children's Hospital

Asbestos and lead in Perth Children's Hospital

The Perth Children's Hospital could have its own website listing the many issues, problems and just plain disasters that have occurred over the history of its construction - and it hasn't even opened yet.

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$150m IT Blowout

150m IT blowout

Do you remember when then Under-Treasurer Tim Marney testified before a parliamentary committee that he believed that Fiona Stanley Hospital's beleagured IT problems required an additional $50million to get the system up to scratch?

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Parking for $500,000 a month!

The Perth Children's Hospital is a necessary addition to the medical services required by a still-growing West Australian population.

But it seems to be beset by problems with construction, including asbestos in the ceiling tiles and lead in the water pipes.

When this next story broke in August, 2016, it seemed that enough was enough. 

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19,874 people waiting for surgery.

Surgery waiting times double

According to the Elective Surgery Wait List, Report Western Australian Public Hospitals at the end of June 2016, the number of patients on elective surgery wait lists hit almost 20,000. 

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WA Poll Close - issues matter

Save Our Services has released findings from our poll of six of our key target marginal electorates - Bicton, Wanneroo, Mt Lawley, Morley, Southern River, Swan Hills.

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Perth Children's Hospital Asbestos Crisis

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The news that test samples of installed roof panels in the beleaguered Perth Children's Hospital have come back positive for asbestos raises many issues. Before everything else, the health of workers is paramount. We can only imagine their anxiety living with the fear of possibly contracting an asbestos-related disease in the future. According to Shadow Health Minister, Roger Cook, the PCH is effectively a contaminated site.

But there are other concerns. 

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