What services do you think should get priority?
Jun 12, 2017 16:28PM WST

The State Government have initiated a number of reviews, including the Machinery of Government changes, Commission of Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects, the CEO Working Groups and the Service Priority Review.It ... Read More

Bowel cancer education for union members at workplaces
Jun 9, 2017 16:29PM WST

It is fairly sobering to think that around 4000 Australians die each year from bowel cancer.  Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia and all Australians over 50 are at increased risk regardless of ... Read More

Government Wages Policy makes Public Sector workers do the heavy lifting on reducing the deficit
May 31, 2017 15:49PM WST

Members will likely have heard the Premier’s announcement of a revised Public Sector Wages Policy of a flat increase of $1000pa.Under the Government’s new wages policy “The terms of existing enterprise ... Read More

Post Election Members Survey Responses call for more staff and resources
May 17, 2017 09:48AM WST

The union’s recent survey asked members what they thought about working for WA Health and how it might be improved.  Over 640 members responded to the survey, from across the State and each of the health ... Read More

Ability Centre EBA ticks over
May 15, 2017 15:51PM WST

Following consultation with Workplace Representatives the Union has agreed to “roll over” the current EBA for a further 12 month period with the application of a 1.5% increase to wages and allowances with effect ... Read More

State Government Wages Policy announced today – makes no change to HSUWA Public Sector wage increases from 1 July 2017
May 12, 2017 12:16PM WST

The HSUWA notes the Premier’s announcement of a revised State Wage Policy of a flat increase of $1000pa. While we are sympathetic to the Government in regard to the deficit mess they have been left by the Barnett ... Read More

Health Minister briefs union about PCH water
May 4, 2017 15:46PM WST

The HSUWA joined other health unions to meet with Health Minister Roger Cook on Wednesday 3rd May for a briefing about the lead in the Perth Children's Hospital water supply.The Government have provided detailed information ... Read More

Western Diagnostic Bleeding Their Workers
Apr 20, 2017 15:41PM WST

After more than 2 years of negotiations the EBA settlement with Western Diagnostic Pathology remains on a knife edge. The latest is that the proposed settlement and final draft EBA document is with Primary Heath Care (owners ... Read More

After the Election: What is in store for Health?
Apr 12, 2017 12:15PM WST

As the dust settles on the State Election we take a look at the changes WA Health might face with the new Labor Government and their plans for Putting Patients First.It is important first to consider the state of the ... Read More

Secure Employment Win For Radiation Therapists
Apr 11, 2017 16:02PM WST

HSUWA members working in the Cancer Centre at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital have recently had a win in the battle for secure employment. Melanie Lamplough and Sarah Porter, pictured with their Union Rep and Committee of ... Read More

VisAbility seek to withdraw from EBA 
Mar 9, 2017 14:33PM WST

Members at VisAbility, formerly the Association for the Blind, have been shocked to hear that their management are considering terminating the current EBA. See the letter from VisAbility here.Should the current EBA be ... Read More

Outsourcing of Medical Typing Services becomes a State Election Issue
Mar 8, 2017 12:10PM WST

On 20th February, the outsourcing of Medical Typing services became an election issue when the HSUWA emailed the Liberals, Labor and the Greens raising our concerns. A briefing note outlined those concerns and we sought ... Read More

Fair Work Commission’s Decision on Penalty Rates
Feb 27, 2017 16:28PM WST

The Fair Work Commission last week issued a decision to cut penalty rates for weekends and public holidays. The fast food and retail sectors across Australia, including retail pharmacy, are impacted by this decision. ... Read More

FSH Uniform Dispute Reaches Successful Conclusion – Finally!
Feb 27, 2017 16:22PM WST

Two years. Three professional bodies. Numerous academics and other advisors. The union’s lawyers Slater & Gordon. More than half a dozen appearances in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission. ... Read More

Welcome to Linda Rasmussen
Feb 21, 2017 17:03PM WST

Linda Rasmussen recently joined HSUWA and will be working with the Private Sector Organising team.Linda has worked for Unions WA and the MUA as a Safety Officer, and more recently with the RTBU as the safety organiser. ... Read More

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