2018 Workplace Representative of the Year– Julie Jenaway, Armadale Health Service

Thursday 20 Dec 2018

Congratulations Julie on receiving the Alf Barker Award and $500 as the Rep of the Year awarded at the AGM on 5th December.

Julie has been a member for over nine years and a Workplace Rep at Armadale since 2012. Julie received numerous nominations recognising the great job she does in promoting the union in the workplace, presenting at new staff induction sessions and supporting members in meetings with management. As a result, in no small part because of Julie’s work, HSUWA membership at Armadale is well in excess of 50 per cent.

Julie is pictured here receiving her award from HSUWA President, Cheryl Hamill.


All nominees were recognised at the AGM with presentation of a “Certificate of Appreciation” and a $100 gift voucher. Congratulations and thanks for the great work you do for members in your workplaces. The 2018 nominees are:

  • Jan Brotchie, Admin Assistant, Pemberton – Northcliffe Health Service – a member for over 14 years and workplace rep for three years in the Warren Blackwood area. Jan was unable to attend the AGM and her presentation has been forwarded to her.

  • Hannah Morgan, Anaesthetic Technician, Perth Children’s Hospital – on becoming a member just a year ago Hannah took on the workplace rep role increasing the profile of the union in her department, increasing membership and advocating on behalf of fellow members.

  • Ric Skipworth, Revenue Officer, Health Support Services – a member for over seven years Ric has been a workplace rep for over 5 years and has served a term on the Committee of Management. Ric’s nominator stated “Ric has been outstanding and self-less in giving up his time and effort to assist with major issues and the devolution of our department”. Ric has increased union membership and been instrumental in the Change Liaison Group established in his department.

  • Athena Beck, Senior Respiratory Sleep Scientist, Fiona Stanley Hospital – a member for four years and workplace rep for two, Athena has actively promoted the union and recruited five new members during the past 12 months. In the words of the nominator “Athena was an integral part of the development of our Flexible Workplace Agreement with DoH enabling Sleep Scientists to be recognised as shift workers and being compensated accordingly.” 


A huge thank you to all our Workplace Representatives for the great work you do for members. If you know a Rep who goes above and beyond then remember to nominate them next year.

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