No Recognition for the Efforts of Health Workers this State Budget
May 13, 2022 09:25AM WST

HSUWA says WA Health Workers are being ignored. With a health system under continued pressure, soaring inflation rates, and another large budget surplus the State Government has not recognised the efforts of health workers ... Read More

Members Encouraged to Have Their Say: Governance Review for WA Public Health
Apr 7, 2022 14:32PM WST

The Minister for Health has appointed a panel to conduct an independent governance review of the Health Services Act 2016 (the Act)The public consultation survey has been opened and will close on 6 May 2022. HSUWA ... Read More

Phlebotomists: The Front Line of Pathology
Apr 1, 2022 14:51PM WST

HSUWA Member Anne has been a Phlebotomist for 10 years and now works for a private pathology company in WA. Phlebotomists are health professionals who are trained in collecting samples and presenting them for lab ... Read More

Being Union Matters! Central Referral Service Staff Offered Permanent Jobs
Mar 17, 2022 15:14PM WST

After working with the HSUWA, Members from the Central Referral Service have this week won a commitment from the Department of Health to transition to permanent employment.Some Members have been on rolling fixed-term ... Read More

Music to Your Ears: Music Therapists Improving Lives Through Song.
Mar 3, 2022 11:35AM WST

We all love music, but did you know it has the power to manage symptoms, rehabilitate and improve lives? Meet, HSUWA Members Louise and Karen, incredible Music Therapists who work closely with children at Perth ... Read More

Union Win: St John of God Health Care Commits to COVID Leave
Mar 2, 2022 13:42PM WST

Effective Monday 21 February 2022, St John of God Health Care adopted the WA Government Leave Arrangements regarding COVID -19. Health Workers at St John of God Health Care may be granted up to 20 days of special paid ... Read More

Union Win: Ramsay Health Care Commits to Special COVID Leave. St John Of God to follow.
Feb 17, 2022 15:18PM WST

Union advocacy and pressure has meant that this week Ramsay Health Care announced a commitment to 20 days COVID Special Leave for its WA employees. This is a great win for these Members.Ramsay employees may be granted up ... Read More

Union Win: $450 Threshold for Super Removed
Feb 15, 2022 16:45PM WST

The Federal Government has finally passed legislation to remove the $450 threshold to receive Superannuation contributions. The requirement to earn $450 per month from one employer to receive superannuation payments will be ... Read More

Union Win – New COVID Sick Leave Entitlement for Public Sector Employees
Feb 9, 2022 13:26PM WST

After strong ongoing advocacy, including a written submission, from the Health Services Union of WA, the State Government have announced an extension of the 20 days COVID Leave to cover COVID illness for all public sector ... Read More

ICU Ward Clerks: Keeping Critical Information Close at Hand.
Feb 4, 2022 12:04PM WST

 Meet Diana. She’s an After-Hours Ward Clerk in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and proud HSUWA Union Member.It’s not often paperwork would be seen as “life or death” but in Diana’s role it ... Read More

State Government Announces New State Wages Policy
Dec 16, 2021 12:26PM WST

Today the State Government announced a new State Wages Policy The advocacy and great efforts of Union Members saw the State Government recently abandon its planned continuation (for a further two years) ... Read More

Medical Scientists: Cytopathology
Dec 15, 2021 16:07PM WST

HSUWA Member Melissa is a Medical Scientist specialising in Cytopathology.Cytology is the process of examining cells, in particular, those found in Fine Needle Aspirates (FNA’s), fluid specimens (like pleural fluid or ... Read More

2021 Union Representative of the Year
Dec 15, 2021 16:03PM WST

Congratulations to Adrian McGlinchey, the HSUWA 2021 Union Representative of the Year! Adrian works within the clerical division of Health Support Services and was instrumental in encouraging colleagues to speak out ... Read More

Silver Chain Forced to Back Pay Aged Care Health Workers
Dec 2, 2021 14:49PM WST

Recently HSUWA discovered that Silver Chain has underpaid up to 4,500 Health Workers employed in their WA Aged Community Care business unit.Silver Chain undertook a review with external legal and employment specialists ... Read More

Job Security: HUWA Members Made Permanent
Dec 2, 2021 14:26PM WST

55 HSUWA Members have recently been made permanent through the Job Security Review Process. Congratulations to those Members and to all HSUWA Members for achieving the Review mechanism in our last Union Agreement.Due to ... Read More

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