Media Releases

New SafeWork SA chief must step up to make South Aussies safer

April 13, 2023

SafeWork SA announces new boss Glenn Farrell, and South Australian Unions are warning of significant economic and skills challenges unless the recommendations of the independent review of SafeWork SA are enacted.

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Unions upping wage claims to meet soaring energy costs

March 17, 2023

SA Unions today called on workers across the state to demand higher wage increases to offset the impact of rising energy prices, which will hit struggling households hard.

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Unions applaud government moves to ban silica

February 28, 2023

Unions commend the Federal and South Australian Governments on their decision to support strong action towards banning engineered stone, which causes silicosis. The move comes after calls from the union movement to ban the materials that cause the deadly dust.

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Interest rate hike - a 'blunt instrument' with devastating impact on families

February 08, 2023

Yesterday's hike to interest rates is another 'kick in the guts' to families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Last year CPI increased by 8.6%, but wages only increased by 3.3%.

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Workers need relief - Adelaide leads the nation in cost of living surge

January 25, 2023

Adelaide recorded the highest CPI increase of the Australian capitals over the 12months to December 2022. Inflation rose 7.8 per cent annually in the December quarter with underlying inflation up 6.9 per cent.

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'Damning' SafeWork SA review released, SA workers call for government action

January 25, 2023

Today the South Australian Government has released the independent 'root and branch' review of SafeWork SA, conducted by John Merritt, former head of WorkSafe Victoria.

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