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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It's About Creating Jobs, Not Cutting Ribbons Mr Barnett

As Colin Barnett waits excitedly to cut the ribbon on the $440 million Elizabeth Quay this weekend, WA has received yet another sobering report on the state of the economy.

The release this week of the first CommSec State of the States economic performance report for 2016 showed WA’s economy is still on a downward trajectory.

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Can you believe Colin Barnett has qualifications in economics?

Anyone hoping that the Barnett Government would deliver a plan for jobs in this year’s budget would have been disappointed again yesterday.

Despite a record 95,700 Western Australians being out of work, and this number expected to grow, Mr Barnett was again silent on job creation.

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Colin Barnett: The Man With No Plan For WA Jobs Disaster

The WA economy is in freefall, and Colin Barnett has no idea what to do.

There are now 95,700 people unemployed in Western Australia. The highest number of people looking for work ever recorded in our State’s history.

And there aren’t many reasons to be optimistic. 

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What is the Barnett State Government doing for WA shipbuilding?

At a time when the future of the local shipbuilding industry is hanging in the balance, and the Federal Government is considering tenders to build the next fleet of navy vessels, where is the State Government’s voice for WA?

With a highly skilled, experienced and capable local ship building industry, WA stands as a logical choice to play a major part in future government shipbuilding programs.

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Barnett Government missing in action as economy falters

The need for a plan for WA jobs was again highlighted this week, with the release of CommSec’s October 2015 quarterly State of the States economic report.

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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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