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Unions to launch anti-privatisation push

The Western Australian union movement announces that it will launch a year-long campaign against public service privatisation in the run-up to the 2017 election. The campaign “will include directly calling tens of thousands of West Australians urging them to shun the sale of assets such as the Fremantle Port and Western Power. (…) UnionsWA secretary Meredith Hammat said with a year to next year’s State election, the union movement was ramping up its efforts. “The Barnett Government is in serious trouble. Their Budget is a mess and pressure from business to buy public services and assets mean privatisation will be one of the key issues for the 2017 election,” she said.” Taxpayers have already reportedly been ripped off by a Western Australia water privatisation deal.

Source: The West Australian