The Battlefield for Skilled Jobs: Economy vs Society

Too often skilled jobs are discussed exclusively within the context of productivity, competitiveness and the economy. 


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Fiona Stanley Hospital: Mission Accomplished?

On the day the Barnett Government will declare Fiona Stanley Hospital “open”, we thought it a good time to launch our new video and remind the community of the bungling that led to the project being significantly delayed and over budget.

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Quarter billion dollar public land rush sale – a property developer dream?

UnionsWA has questioned today’s announcement by the Barnett Government that it will sell public land estimated to be worth a quarter of a billion dollars.

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Ports & market privatisation will mean higher prices for consumers

Meredith Hammat, Save Our Services spokesperson and Secretary UnionsWA today commented on the announcement by the Barnett Government that it will privatise ports and the Market City.


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Fighting back at the Emperor

The Save Our Services campaign, a community initiative led by UnionsWA with support from public sector unions and community members, has today launched the first of thirty videos to be promoted online over the coming months and years. Check out the video here:


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Council on the Ageing WA Rally

Save Our Services got along to the Council on the Ageing Rally at Perth Town Hall on Friday 20 June, 2014. Take a couple of minutes to hear what older West Australians told us about proposed cuts to concessions and raising the age for retirement.  

Worst WA training fall for five years

Save Our Services spokesperson and UnionsWA Secretary, Meredith Hammat today commented on the latest release by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) of apprentice and trainee numbers in WA that show the fall in numbers to be the worst for five years.  Recent state budget increases to training fees and funding cuts to TAFE are likely to hasten this decline.

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Busting Budget Myths

How can it be that WA has a first rate economy but second rate government finances?

Many hold as faith that the downgrading of the financial ratings for the WA Government is the result of Canberra ripping off our GST and there being too many over-paid public sector workers.

But are these views based on myth or reality?

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