DETECT Voluntary COVID-19 Testing
May 29, 2020 14:53PM WST

This week saw the launch of DETECT, a State Government strategy of voluntary COVID-19 testing across identified groups of workers, including health workers, to better understand the transmission of the virus. The ... Read More

Aged Care Update
May 29, 2020 14:53PM WST

The aged care sector faces significant challenges to protect the vulnerable older Australians receiving care, whether it be in residential facilities or at home.The Federal Government has made multiple announcements of ... Read More

Changes to Workers’ Compensation – Real Protections for Health Workers
May 29, 2020 14:52PM WST

This week your union joined with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the United Workers Union (UWU) to ask our State Government for a change to the workers’ compensation laws to better protect health workers ... Read More

Public Sector Agreement Update
May 15, 2020 15:24PM WST

Negotiations with the Health Department for a new Agreement continue. These discussions have been based on the union’s log of claims.We are hoping to get to a good position in the coming weeks with an offer to present ... Read More

Influenza Vaccinations
May 15, 2020 15:23PM WST

Being vaccinated where it is safe to do, even if you are at low risk from a bout of the flu, is an act of solidarity with your work colleagues, your family and everyone else in the community.HSUWA supports policies that ... Read More

Personal Protective Equipment: Update
May 15, 2020 15:20PM WST

The enormous work of the procurement teams across government have helped build the state’s supplies of PPE.WA is in a far better position now in relation to PPE. There is growing confidence of enough PPE to ensure the ... Read More

Public Sector Workers: Information for Union Members
May 11, 2020 15:58PM WST

Please see attached the latest information sheet for union members, provided by the Department of Health on the COVID-19 situation. Information is current as at Friday May 1 2020.Union update #5  Read More

Private Sector Update 1 May 2020
May 1, 2020 15:54PM WST

Private Hospitals: After the cessation of most elective surgery the union received many enquiries from members with concerns about their employer wanting to change their contractual entitlements. The drop off in activity in ... Read More

Public Sector Agreement Update 1 May 2020
May 1, 2020 15:49PM WST

Following on from our report two weeks ago, discussions have continued with the Health Department, ministers, and various other public sector agents to come to terms for a new Agreement. Progress has been made, but there is ... Read More

Public Sector Update: Union Information Sheet #4
Apr 24, 2020 17:27PM WST

As you would be aware, we are receiving regular updates for members from the Director General’s office.Attached is the most recent information sheet provided by the Department.Union update #4_1520_20200424.pdf Read More

Private Hospital Update: Elective Surgery to be resumed in WA
Apr 21, 2020 15:45PM WST

WA Health Minister Roger Cook has announced restrictions on serious elective surgery will be lifted after ANZAC Day, following a meeting with the National Cabinet.Mr Cook said the elective surgery priorities in WA ... Read More

Private Pathology Update: Concerns of unlawful actions
Apr 21, 2020 14:03PM WST

HSUWA has been informed by our private sector members at Western Diagnostics Pathology that the company has told staff it will stop annual leave accruals for permanent and fixed term employees from Monday 20 April until 30 ... Read More

Increased Testing Announced
Apr 17, 2020 16:15PM WST

From today, patients with a GP referral can be tested at 12 private pathology collection centres across the Metropolitan area that are in addition to the COVID clinics.Clinipath, Western Diagnostics and Australian Clinical ... Read More

Public Sector Update
Apr 17, 2020 16:13PM WST

As you would be aware, the State Government is on its way to organising a further 200 ICU beds and the staff and equipment needed for them, in addition to the 152 beds currently in the system (Metro area). We understand the ... Read More

JobKeeper Update
Apr 17, 2020 16:11PM WST

The much-discussed JobKeeper measures were rushed through Federal Parliament last week, with a potentially large impact on our private sector members.Unions, workers and employers are quickly trying to make sense of the new ... Read More

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