Workforce Reform - Parliamentary Committee delivers its report

on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. Posted in News

The Standing Committee on Legislation delivered its report on the Workforce Reform Bill 2013 earlier this week. Key unions, including the CPSU/CSA, have been concerned about how much power the Barnett Government will give itselfwhen dealing with industrial relations issues and that it could open up thefloodgates to mass privatisation of public services.

Come clean on Banksia Hill privatisation plans

on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in News, Justice - Corrective Services - Dept Of

Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis needs to come clean on plans to privatise the Banksia Hill Detention Centre. A Cabinet in Confidence document released by Radio 6PR today shows the Barnett Government has widespread plans to privatise services in the Corrective Services portfolio. The list raises the question of WA's only juvenile detention centre being privatised and doesn’t rule out the facility being sold to the private sector in the future.

Cake stalls to pay for education cuts

on Monday, 21 October 2013. Posted in News, Doe Schools & Regions

Education Unions the State School Teachers’ Union, United Voice and CPSU/CSA, today held a cake stall outside the Premier’s Palace to raise money for schools struggling under the weight of the government’s cuts to education. Schools were being forced to take money out of their budgets to cover long service leave entitlements, which for some could add up to $80,000 dollars a year.

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