WA workers betrayed by One Nation – Liberal preference

On Sunday it was revealed that Pauline Hanson has done a deal with Colin Barnett to exchange preferences at the upcoming election.

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Media Release - WA Labor’s local railcar build policy a win for WA jobs and apprenticeships

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has commended yesterday’s announcement by WA Labor to ensure participation of the local manufacturing sector in future rail car builds.

WA Labor announced a 15-year rolling (railcar) stock strategy yesterday as part of its $2.53 billion METRONET plan, with a commitment to achieve more than 50 per cent of manufacturing locally of the new railcars.

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Railcar manufacturing policy a winner for WA jobs

Over the weekend, WA Labor announced that if elected they will implement a 15-year rolling stock (railcars) strategy, as part of their METRONET transportation plan, to grow the manufacturing industry and create ongoing jobs and apprenticeships.

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Roe 8: Road to nowhere vs. Outer Harbour: Project for the future

If you’ve been in Perth at all this summer, there’s been no escaping the controversy over the Roe 8 extension and the Perth Freight Link (PFL).

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Barnett Government has failed local shipbuilding

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has branded today’s announcement of defence grants for local businesses as “too little, too late”, condemning the Barnett Government’s lack of support for WA businesses trying to secure defence industry work.

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Barnett Government support for shipbuilding industry sinks under scrutiny

Western Australia has a world class shipbuilding industry. The wealth of experience and highly skilled workers present in the sector should be a point of pride for our state economy.

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Latest unemployment figures sound the alarm on WA jobs

The latest job figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are out and it’s not looking good for WA.

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New unemployment figures show more bad news for WA jobs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has demanded action to turn the tide on Western Australia’s jobs crisis, as new data shows the state’s unemployment rate has climbed yet again.

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Barnett Government spends $14 million of taxpayers’ money to create jobs in Los Angeles

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has slammed revelations that heavy maintenance works on the future 787 fleet for the newly announced non-stop Perth-London route will be conducted in Los Angeles, rather than locally in Perth.

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TAFE cuts, fee increases hit young people hard in economic downturn

With the local economy in recession, it’s tough for everyone trying to find a job right now. But if you’re a young person trying to start your career in Western Australia, it’s become even more difficult.

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Why we need a Plan for WA Jobs...

Our campaign is about keeping the State Government focused on jobs, as well as putting forward new ideas to create long term industries in areas like rail, tram and bus manufacturing and ship building.


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