People with disabilities in WA miss out because of Barnett inaction: Union.
Mar 14, 2013 17:12PM WST

The Union representing disability workers in Western Australia has again called on the Premier Colin Barnett to fully commit to signing up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).The House of Representatives has ... Read More

Lack of funding commitments from Barnett Government putting cancer patients at risk
Mar 12, 2013 14:30PM WST

The Union representing radiation oncology professionals has called on the newly elected Barnett Government to make a funding commitment to West Australian cancer patients.HSUWA Secretary Dan Hill said during the election ... Read More

Union calls on Barnett Government to sign up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Mar 6, 2013 15:01PM WST

The Union representing disability workers in Western Australia has called on the Premier Colin Barnett to fully commit to signing up to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).The scheme was designed to ensure people ... Read More

WA’s lowest paid health workers set for a pay rise under Federal Government package
Mar 5, 2013 14:55PM WST

The Federal Government's $1.2 billion wage boost for aged care workers across the country would benefit some of the sector's lowest paid staff in WA.From the 1st of July, aged care workers employed by providers who met ... Read More

Labor pledges extra nurses, but ignores other health staff
Feb 25, 2013 16:48PM WST

HSUWA has welcomed the Labor party's pledge to spend $45 million to reduce Western Australia's hospital waiting lists and employ an extra 200 nurses.However, the Union, which represents specialist health professionals, said ... Read More

Union wants privatisation of hospitals put on the agenda for political debate.
Feb 19, 2013 11:16AM WST

HSUWA has called for the privatisation of health services in Western Australia to be put on the agenda for the televised debate between the Premier Colin Barnett and Labor leader Mark McGowan.The Union, which represents ... Read More

HSUWA calls for independent review of privatised health services.
Feb 14, 2013 16:30PM WST

HSUWA has welcomed the Labor party’s pledge not to privatise any more hospitals in Western Australia and has called on the Barnett Government to do the same. However, the union, which represents specialist health ... Read More

Shiny new equipment for Fiona Stanley, but no plans for staff
Feb 6, 2013 16:30PM WST

The Health Minister Kim Hames today announced $32 million of advanced medical equipment for the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, but made no mention of how the State Government plans to attract the specialist staff to operate ... Read More

HSUWA secures 18% pay rise at Peel Health Campus
Dec 21, 2012 08:00AM WST

The HSUWA has secured an 18% pay rise for workers at the Peel Health Campus (PHC) and has commended the registration of the new enterprise agreement by Fair Work Australia (FWA). The wage increases will be delivered over ... Read More

Barnett Government still has no plan to staff our hospitals
Aug 31, 2012 09:22AM WST

With less than two years to go until the opening of the new Fiona Stanley Hospital, the Barnett Government has failed to outline how it will meet the expanded staffing needs of WA’s health system. Health Services Union ... Read More

HSUWA members to be consulted on name change
Aug 2, 2012 09:23AM WST

HSUWA members are being consulted about changing the name of the WA union. A range of options for consideration are being canvassed in the Union’s 20 page magazine Feedback that has recently been posted to ... Read More

North Metro mental health members under pressure
Jul 25, 2012 09:24AM WST

HSU members who work at Inner City, Osborne Park, Swan and Joondalup Community Mental Health Services are in dispute following directions to work out of hours providing emergency and crisis care.HSU Secretary Dan Hill said ... Read More

Aged Care reform
Jun 15, 2012 11:24AM WST

The HSU has welcomed the establishment of the Aged Care Strategic Workforce Advisory Group (SWAG). The SWAG is a key component of the Federal Governments "Living Longer Living Better" aged care reform package.Through the ... Read More

HSU WA achieving real outcomes for members
Jun 6, 2012 11:30AM WST

Achieving real outcomes for members continues to be a priority objective for the HSU WA branch. In recent months three separate and significant Enterprise Agreements have been reached with a range of private sector ... Read More

Thousands of hospital incidents swept under the carpet
May 31, 2012 09:17AM WST

Thousands of clinical incidents in WA hospitals are being swept under the carpet, with WA health workers afraid to report them, following changes to Qualified Privilege cover. Australia's health workforce was provided ... Read More

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