Forrestfield - Airport Rail Link project risks repeat of problems at Perth Children’s Hospital
Jun 13, 2017 13:16PM WST

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has condemned the former State Government’s decision to award the Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link project tender to the cheapest bidder, Salini Impreglio - NRW Joint Venture.While ... Read More

ETU condemns plans to open power market to private retailers
May 24, 2017 13:17PM WST

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) has condemned West Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt’s plans to end Synergy’s monopoly and open the electricity market to competition, saying the move will undoubtedly result in ... Read More

Joint ETU/AMWU Media Release - Australian Submarine Corp to stop work amid Government interference in wage bargaining
Nov 28, 2016 12:51PM WST

Around 100 workers from the Australian Submarine Corps Henderson facility will stop work tomorrow (Tuesday 29 November) as unprecedented meddling by the Federal government continues to choke an enterprise bargaining ... Read More

Unions condemn Barnett Government inaction on FIFO suicides
Sep 6, 2016 10:13AM WST

The joint leadership of the Western Australian AMWU, ETU and CFMEU, along with families of FIFO workers have condemned the Barnett Government’s failure to implement any of the recommendations contained in the ... Read More

Massive swing threatens “safe” Liberal seat
May 20, 2016 09:03AM WST

A massive swing in the previously safe Liberal seat of Darling Range is threatening the political future of Local Government Minister Tony Simpson.A ReachTEL poll of 617 voters on Monday night recorded a swing of 13.1 per ... Read More

Barnett Government must prioritise the ban on live electrical work
Mar 17, 2016 06:29AM WST

In light of the recent, tragic death of an electrician working in the roof space of a Yokine home, the WA Branch of the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) are once again calling on the Barnett Government to deliver on the ... Read More

Union condemns Downer's 19th century approach to industrial relations
Feb 26, 2016 10:05AM WST

The Electrical Trades Union (ETU) WA Branch has condemned plans by Downer EDI to employ a “strike breaking” work force to work during a legal, protected action being taken by workers at the Alcoa Kwinana ... Read More

Union warns of increased risk of bushfire if Western Power privatised
Feb 13, 2016 07:33AM WST

The union representing thousands of workers in Western Australia’s electricity system has warned that privatising Western Power would seriously undermine bushfire safety.The Electrical Trades Union has rejected the ... Read More

Fair Work Commission decision opens door recovery of millions in unpaid wages for terminated FIFO workers
Feb 5, 2016 10:07AM WST

The ETU WA Branch will now pursue a number of resource companies for millions of dollars in unpaid termination payments, following a landmark decision by the Fair Work Commission.The Electrical Trades Union launched the ... Read More

Joint ETU/ASU Media Release - Barnett Government is softening up WA public for electricity privatisation
Jan 18, 2016 16:10PM WST

Media reports that Liberal MPs are calling for the privatising of publicly owned electricity assets suggest the Barnett Government has commenced softening up the public for the sale of this important essential ... Read More

State Government Abandons FIFO Workers
Oct 14, 2015 10:12AM WST

The joint leadership of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) have condemned the State Government for ... Read More

ETU backs live electrical work ban
Aug 6, 2015 11:24AM WST

The Electrical Trades Union has welcomed an announcement by the State Government that live electrical work will be banned in WA.The government will introduce laws to prevent work on energised installations, following a ... Read More

Unions join forces for family friendly rosters on Chevron's Gorgon project
Aug 3, 2015 10:07AM WST

The Western Australian branches of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU), Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) today launched a public campaign in support ... Read More

Unions welcome FIFO report as first step to halting suicides
Jun 18, 2015 12:42PM WST

WA unions have welcomed the tabling of the The Impact of FIFO Work Practices on Mental Health: Final Report as the next step towards improving the mental health of FIFO workers.The joint leadership of the Australian ... Read More

Alcoa asbestos scare requires urgent action: unions
Jun 5, 2015 11:23AM WST

Western Australia's three largest construction unions are calling for an urgent asbestos audit of Alcoa's WA operations, after workers were recently exposed to white asbestos at Alcoa's Kwinana Refinery.Last month, seven ... Read More