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The Barnett Government is facing the prospect of a third bout of industrial action during the State election campaign, with WA's public sector union calling a mass meeting of members to discuss a possible strike action.

Following the nurses, who threatened to walk off the job until an eleventh hour intervention by Premier Colin Barnett, and the prison officers, who walked off the job last week, the Community and Public Sector Union is now demanding action on various issues.

Reduced services, job cuts, privatisation of public services and better pay for dental service workers have all been debated in recent months.

WA Branch Secretary Toni Walkington said members had demanded a meeting to discuss their options.

"Public service workers are tired of being ignored by the Barnett Government and are drawing a line in the sand," Ms Walkington said.

"Our message is simple - we want an end to job cuts, wasting of taxpayers' money through privatising essential services, and the slashing of services.

"Staff are overworked and there is not enough of them."

The meeting will be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre at lunchtime on Wednesday.

The West Australian

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