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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Plan Urgently Needed to Get Railcar Manufacturing Back on Track

AMWU State Secretary Steve McCartney joined 6PR Morning host Gary Adshead yesterday morning to talk about how the local manufacturing industry is struggling as WA experiences a recession.

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Thousands call for rail car manufacturing to remain in Western Australia

West Australian rail workers have demanded a comprehensive State Government strategy to maximise job opportunities for local manufacturing workers and businesses, with the mining boom over and unemployment continuing to rise.

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Local labour must come first on Kwinana lithium plant

Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union WA State Secretary Steve McCartney has called on the Federal and WA Liberal governments to completely rule out the use of overseas labour during construction and operation of the new $400 million lithium processing plant in Kwinana.

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Barnett pleads for his own job, as Western Australians lose theirs

This week’s unemployment figures have highlighted Western Australia’s need for a State Government that has a plan for diversifying our economy and creating jobs.

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Polling reveals dire jobs and financial outlook in Perth suburbs

A poll of 600 people in Perth’s suburbs has revealed dire levels of financial pressure and job insecurity, as well as a bleak outlook for jobs and the Barnett Government’s ability to address these key economic issues.

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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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