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Job Security for Court Security
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION In 2015 it was announced that the Western Australian State’s Court Security & Custodial Services (CS&CS...
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Glen Barron’s Aviation Report
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The TWU has reached agreement with Hanson Construction Materials on behalf of a group of Rocla ...
It was my pleasure to represent Greg Newman in an unfair dismissal matter earlier this year, G...
The TWU was recently successful in a long running case to recover long service leave entitlemen...
Cleanaway Alcohol Testing
The TWU fully understands the need for drug and alcohol policies in the workplace ;mind alterin...
Prosegur Breaching Agreement
Our Prosegur Agreement expired in June last year and the last pay boost for the armoured vehicl...
For the past 22 years I have been lucky enough to call WA my home; my adult daughter, I am prou...
A custody officer, and TWU member, who was injured by a suicidal prisoner has settled her worke...
A 49 old truck driver from Byford has received a six-figure settlement for his motor vehicle ac...
How many times have we seen cases of a Transport Company go into liquidation today, then miracu...

The Agenda for Progressive Labor

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 As Unions, there is far more that unites us than drives us apart.  The ideological divide between right and left within the ALP is narrow, and encompasses few if any issues that resonate as core Union principles.

 As Unions we believe that the needs of our members must always be our first priority.

For our members we seek well paid, secure and safe employment, dignity and security in retirement, and the ability to participate as full citizens of our society. These are proper and worthy goals for which to strive.

 As proud Unionists, we pay respect to the generations of men and women who went before us in the Union movement and who helped to create an equitable and prosperous society.

We believe that Unions have a fundamental role to play in ensuring that society continues to uphold the values of equity, respect and tolerance.

We also believe that Unions, through their work in raising wages and conditions, contribute to a vibrant middle class and as a result, a fairer and more powerful economy.

 And so we have determined to dismantle the factions which divide us and come together to further our cause.

To cast aside the symbolic divisions of the past and unite within the ALP to help ensure that creating employment in this state, in new industries, using new technologies and with breadth of vision, remains the priority.

To ensure that workers share in the economic rewards generated by growth.

To ensure vigilance in the areas of workplace safety, compensation for injured workers and freedom of association.

To work within the ALP to keep our members’ interests and the interests of the working class directly in the line of sight of its parliamentarians.

To those parliamentarians we simply say this: we have no interest in your factional alignments, we simply seek your commitment to progressing the interests of working people, a goal that we say must always remain central to ALP thinking. 

To our Union members we say this: we welcome your involvement in your Union and its activities in the ALP.

We believe in democracy and so we do not seek to dictate how you vote within the ALP.  Instead we will present to you the reasoned arguments for our position on matters affecting our Unions, and then trust to your good judgment.

Above all, we as proud Unionists commit to working together within the ALP for the benefit of Union members who are, after all, the very reason we exist.