Public Sector Agreement
Apr 17, 2020 13:00PM WST

Back in January we started the process of seeking a new Agreement to cover your pay and conditions, when the existing Agreement expires on 30 June 2020.We surveyed members and received nearly double the numbers of responses ... Read More

Workers’ rights under COVID: Important Notice
Apr 17, 2020 12:50PM WST

Under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic, some hard won worker rights are under attack.See ACTU Secretary Sally McManus’s video message here about the push from employer groups for more changes to undermine ... Read More

Public Sector Workers: Information for Union Members
Apr 9, 2020 17:21PM WST

Please see attached the latest information sheet for union members, provided by the Department of Health on the COVID-19 situation.Union update #2 190409 FINAL.pdf Read More

COVID-19 Update: PPE in Western Australia, Westin Hotel Secured for Health Workers
Apr 6, 2020 13:13PM WST

UPDATE: $5.5 million in Personal Protection Equipment has been secured by the State Government.The PPE for front-line workers was flown into Perth on Saturday and will be dispersed across the state’s health ... Read More

Public Sector Workers: WA Health Briefing
Apr 3, 2020 12:30PM WST

We have succeeded in our request for the dialogue with WA Health to be more structured, with a new twice weekly tele-conference briefing commencing today. Brief notes from today’s meeting are ... Read More

Physiotherapy Update: Local Physios join in International COVID-19 Response
Mar 31, 2020 16:40PM WST

An international team of Physiotherapists has published a document titled Physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting: Recommendations to guide clinical practice1. A pre-publication copy is ... Read More

ACTU Media Release: JobKeeper Fact Sheet
Mar 31, 2020 12:24PM WST

The government has finally responded to the call of the union movement to ensure all workers are covered by a wages subsidy program. It is a good start but some problems with the scheme remain, read the fact sheet:CV04 4.1 ... Read More

HSUWA Media Release: Risk of Infection for WA Health Workers
Mar 31, 2020 08:12AM WST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE31st March 2020RISK OF INFECTION FOR WA HEALTH WORKERS HSUWA calls for: All health workers at risk of contracting the COVID-19 in their workplace to be provided with adequate personal ... Read More

Private Pathology Update: COVID-19
Mar 30, 2020 19:03PM WST

There have been significant changes to the workforces of the private pathology companies in WA due to a 30 per cent reduction in episode collections over last two weeks.The employers in the sector in these have moved ... Read More

ACTU Statement: Wage subsidy announcement
Mar 30, 2020 15:56PM WST

Naomi McCrae, Secretary, HSUWA:This is great news today for Australian workers. It was achieved by the hard working Australians who belong to unions, with the great ACTU team lead by Sally McManus. We await the ... Read More

Public Sector Workers: PSLR Circular #7 Workforce Arrangements (operates in conjunction with Circular #6)
Mar 27, 2020 20:20PM WST

Circular 7/2020 – Government-initiated changes related to COVID-19 – workforce arrangements Background: The Australian Government and the West Australian Government are implementing staged measures to slow the ... Read More

Disability Update: Disability Unions and NDS Joint Statement Responding to COVID-19
Mar 27, 2020 15:51PM WST

Disability Unions and the NDS have identified principles which should underpin the Australian Governments support for the sector, read the joint statement:National Disability Services (the peak for NDIS service providers) ... Read More

HSUWA Letter to DG of Health Dr Russell-Weisz: What Health Workers Need Now
Mar 26, 2020 15:33PM WST

HSUWA has written to the Minister for Health and DG of Health about what health workers need as this crisis begins, the letter follows:Dear Dr Russell-Weisz,HSUWA members and COVID-19 The Health Services Union of Western ... Read More

Public Sector Update: Circular #6 Leave arrangements for COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020 18:50PM WST

Circular 6/2020 – Leave arrangements for COVID-19A special “COVID-19 Leave” update has been released from Public Sector Labour Relations.The circular attached applies to WA public sector employees and ... Read More

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