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QEII Medical Centre Stop Work Action – Allied Health Professionals, Technicians, Hospital Admin and Security Stand Up for Better Pay
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QEII Medical Centre Stop Work Action – Allied Health Professionals, Technicians, Hospital Admin and Security Stand Up for Better Pay

RELEASED 29 MAY 2024 HSUWA Members, including Allied Health Professionals, Technicians, Assistants and Clerks from Perth Children’s Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and PathWest will rally to Stand Up! for better pay and conditions at a Stop Work Meeting today. After a mass meeting of union members on 1 May at Fiona Stanley Hospital, this…

Anaesthetic Technicians to Fight for Better Jobs from Complacent WA Government
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Anaesthetic Technicians to Fight for Better Jobs from Complacent WA Government

Anaesthetic Technicians are calling on the State Government to deliver pay equity and sensible, longoverdue improvements to their career structure to retain highly skilled and experienced technicians inpublic health. The budget announcement today of investment in public health services is very welcome. However,without any investment directed at supporting and retaining the workforce, there won’t be…

Allied Health Professionals, Technicians, Hospital Admin and Security Stand Up for Better Pay at Fiona Stanley Hospital
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Allied Health Professionals, Technicians, Hospital Admin and Security Stand Up for Better Pay at Fiona Stanley Hospital

RELEASED 1 MAY 2024 HSUWA Members, including Allied Health Professionals, Technicians, Assistants and Clerksfrom Fiona Stanley Hospital, will congregate to Stand Up! for better pay and conditions at aMass Member Meeting on Wednesday, 1 May 2024. The meeting comes as the State Government and Department of Health have failed to present anOffer to the largest…

MEMBER WIN! ACL Staff to be Paid for Pre-start Duties

MEMBER WIN! ACL Staff to be Paid for Pre-start Duties

Members at Clinical Laboratories stand up for their rights to be paid for duties required by the employer. Members at Clinical Laboratories (ACL) raised concerns that the company required staff to perform 15 minutes of pre-start duties at hospital locations. Consequently, a union claim item in bargaining for a new Union Agreement requires that the company…

Music to Your Ears: Music Therapists Improving Lives Through Song.

Music to Your Ears: Music Therapists Improving Lives Through Song.

We all love music, but did you know it has the power to manage symptoms, rehabilitate and improve lives? Meet, HSUWA Members Louise and Karen, incredible Music Therapists who work closely with children at Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH). Music therapy is an established allied health profession where clinicians focus on the unique physical, emotional, cognitive,…

HSUWA Members Commit to Fighting on Amidst Historic Wins in Aged Care

HSUWA Members Commit to Fighting on Amidst Historic Wins in Aged Care

As many Members will be aware, the HSU ran the successful Change Aged Care campaign to lobby the Federal Government to better fund Aged Care. While reform is underway following the Royal Commission process, importantly in 2020, the HSU also lodged a work value case in the Fair Work Commission arguing the pay rates in the residential aged care sector were too low and…

Negotiations with Bethesda Health Care Conclude

Negotiations with Bethesda Health Care Conclude

The HSUWA bargaining committee has concluded negotiations with Bethesda Health Care. Members have won some significant claims including: Congratulations to these Members for securing these claims. The employer will now finalise a draft of the Agreement for HSUWA to review and then it will put out to vote. Members at Bethesda should keep an eye on your…

Lifeblood Members Dig in During Tough Negotiations

Lifeblood Members Dig in During Tough Negotiations

Lifeblood (a division of the Australian Red Cross Society) is attempting to erode the earnings and hard-fought conditions of WA employees. HSUWA Members have had 10 negotiation meetings to progress a replacement enterprise Agreement in WA however the company is seeking to combine separate state-based Agreements (for WA, SA, VIC and TAS) into a new “SouthWest” Agreement. Instead of using the process to…

Members at Apex Radiology Prepare to Vote ‘No’
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Members at Apex Radiology Prepare to Vote ‘No’

Members working as Radiographers for Apex Radiology are preparing to vote ‘NO’ for the proposed Agreement sent out by their employer on Thursday, 7 March. The current Offer from Apex Radiology fails to address attraction and retention issues and adequately value the skilled professionals that support their business. Apex Radiology are: Members have been getting…

Union Win: Shift Penalty Underpayment Reconciliation Underway
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Union Win: Shift Penalty Underpayment Reconciliation Underway

Last year, HSUWA Members at Armadale Hospital uncovered widespread underpayment of shift workers who worked overtime in public health. As a result of union Members standing up to demand pay of their due entitlements, about 3,000 current and former employees will be back paid some entitlements (on average around $160). Due to union advocacy, the Department of Health agreed to investigate…

Consultation Round 2 – Independent Review: Career Pathways for Health Professionals
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Consultation Round 2 – Independent Review: Career Pathways for Health Professionals

HSUWA Members won an Independent Review of career pathways for health professionals in 2022. AHP Workforce, who are conducting the review, will commence the second round of consultation with the WA Health workforce in March 2024. There are a number of ways to provide your feedback as part of the round two consultation. AHP workforce…

Member Story – The Price of Human Connection

Member Story – The Price of Human Connection

HSUWA Member Trisha is the friendly, smiling face who greets patients as they walk through the door of a small suburban pathology clinic south of Perth. Trisha is a very experienced and skilled Phlebotomist working with Australian Clinical Laboratories (Clinical Labs) in WA. Clinical Labs, along with Western Diagnostic Pathology and Clinipath, make up the…

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