State government urged to buy $3.1bn trains in state to create jobs

21 November 2016

West Australian (WA) rail workers have demanded that public transport procurement remains in the state, rather than going offshore, to boost local job and businesses.

A petition with 2,758 signatories, part of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union’s campaign Plan for WA Jobs, is calling for the $3.1bn (£1.85bn) of new trains due be purchased for WA’s public transport network, to be built in Western Australia.  

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