The Federal Budget is not what it's cracked up to be
May 20, 2021 10:33AM WST

This Federal Budget has fallen woefully short of what the Australian people need, while the Morrison Government continues to rack up an unprecedented level of debt.After years of decline, continued wage stagnation is ... Read More

Member gets permanency after 13 years of rolling contracts
May 5, 2021 11:54AM WST

After 13 years of employment at a major Perth hospital, Rebecca has finally achieved permanency in her job. Getting permanency can be a life-altering moment; just ask our member, Rebecca.Back in 2008, Rebecca accepted ... Read More

Member story: Violence in the workplace
Mar 18, 2021 14:41PM WST

Our members who work as hospital Security Officers are the front-line responders in Emergency Departments when there is violence. Members are increasingly risking their health and livelihoods as they protect the people ... Read More

How to win a $100 HESTA Scholarship
Mar 10, 2021 16:47PM WST

Are you currently studying? Or do you have a dependent child who is a student? If yes, then you are eligible to go in the running to win one of 20 $100 HESTA Super Fund textbook scholarships! Thanks to HESTA Super Fund ... Read More

Forgotten victims of the health crisis
Mar 3, 2021 12:35PM WST

EXCLUSIVE ANNABEL HENNESSYORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE WEST 3 MARCH 2021WA mental health workers say they are so disappointed with the election commitments for children’s mental health they plan to stop work for an ... Read More

Our Election Asks
Feb 18, 2021 11:42AM WST

In the lead up to the State Election, the HSUWA wrote to all four key political parties (Labor, Liberal, Greens and Nationals) asking them to support our election asks. We asked for a ... Read More

Union AGM 2020
Dec 18, 2020 13:34PM WST

The HSUWA Annual General Meeting was held last week to review the work of 2020. We held the event at the union office having recently created a more useable courtyard in the outdoor area behind the building and refreshed our ... Read More

Union Representative of the Year 2020
Dec 18, 2020 12:55PM WST

We congratulate all our nominees for this award, who have been outstanding advocates for their colleagues. Union Representatives are the lifeblood of our union, we salute you! Javad Tehrani from Perth Children’s ... Read More

HSU Members need to fight the Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill
Dec 18, 2020 12:49PM WST

Union members face another fight with the Morrison Government over the Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill, which will make significant changes to the Fair Work Act by affecting and reducing hard-won worker conditions and ... Read More

Aged Care funding transparency
Dec 4, 2020 14:07PM WST

An important initiative known as the Aged Care Financial Transparency Bill has been stalled in the Senate. The Bill was designed to ensure proper and transparent reporting of where taxpayer funds go in the federally ... Read More

Climate Health Report
Dec 4, 2020 13:54PM WST

The long-awaited WA Climate Health Inquiry conducted by Dr Tarun Weeramanthri was released today. Your union made submissions at the formal hearings to the Inquiry. Some excerpts from the Report are:It is not unfair to ... Read More

Western Diagnostics Pathology Update
Dec 4, 2020 13:41PM WST

After many months of working hard to unionise, members at WDP were pleased this week to have their first negotiating meeting. The bargaining team is Mathew Murray (Medical Scientist), Leonie Whitfield (Medical Scientist), ... Read More

NDIS Worker Screening
Dec 4, 2020 13:27PM WST

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Screening) Bill has passed through the WA Parliament, ensuring that a new screening process for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workers will come into force in ... Read More

Peel Health Campus announcement - back in public hands in 2023
Dec 4, 2020 13:16PM WST

This week the state government announced that the Peel Health Campus (currently run by the for-profit healthcare company Ramsay Health Care), will brought back into public hands at the end of the contract in 2023. This is a ... Read More

Genesis Care Members
Dec 4, 2020 13:06PM WST

Recently, staff at Genesis Care approached HSUWA to try and resolve a number of issues they were having in the workplace. Members at Genesis Care have worked really hard to increase their union density, talk to colleagues ... Read More

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