Public sector employees are making sure WA continues to run during the crisis. They are the ones braving the frontlines by saving lives, teaching students, responding to call outs, making sure kids have a safe place to sleep, and working behind the scenes to keep us running across every Department and Agency.
Many of our supporters are looking for meaningful actions they can take from home to show their support for the public sector workforce during these unprecedented times.
That's why we're giving supporters the opportunity to say 'thanks' to those who keep WA working.
To show your appreciation, click on this link to print off the image. Then, write your message in, take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 0434 788 966.
We will be using images as part of our social media campaign on our Facebook page.
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Save Our Services is holding an online meeting to discuss the direction of our campaign.
Volunteers will have the chance to share ideas and have a say about public sector issues and campaign actions.
The meeting will be held on Zoom, and details will be sent out closer to the date.
To RSVP, fill out your details below.Read more
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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.
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more