New EBA on the table for Good Samaritan Industries employees
Jul 6, 2016 15:23PM WST

The Union and Good Samaritan Industries (GSI) management have concluded negotiations and have reached in-principle agreement on settlement of a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) that will provide for GSI ... Read More

EBA 2016 Update (6 July 2016) - Offer to go out to ballot with members
Jul 6, 2016 12:25PM WST

Dear MembersThe Union has been negotiating with the Department of Health for a new Enterprise Agreement based on the Log of Claims that was endorsed at the Reps Conference held at the Perth Zoo on 7th April, see here.I am ... Read More

New Employers, Old Jobs
Jul 6, 2016 10:46AM WST

The Health Services Act 2016 passed into effect on 1st July 2016. What does this mean for you?The simplest take on it that in the ‘old world’ you were employed by the Minister / Director General of Health. In ... Read More

Branch Secretary's 2016 Federal Election Message
Jun 29, 2016 16:23PM WST

Dear Members and Supporters, The Federal Election is almost upon us. If you need information on how and where to vote visit the AEC website here. The HSUWA is NOT affiliated with any political party, however the policies ... Read More

Recruit a Member prize winner for May
Jun 14, 2016 12:32PM WST

Congratulations to Ashleigh Bubnich on winning the “Recruit a Member” for the month of May 2016.  Pictured below is Ashleigh with some members who work with Ashley at the SJGO Hospital Midland ... Read More

New Health Services... New jobs?
Jun 1, 2016 10:16AM WST

The Health Services Bill 2016 has passed through Parliament and is awaiting Assent. Subsidiary legislation and regulations are also currently being prepared. The new Act will impact on our members from 1st July 2016, as the ... Read More

Black Holes Ahoy!
May 30, 2016 11:38AM WST

The recent Federal and State Budgets show that the ‘blame game’ is the main game in health again.The botched attempt by the Turnbull Government to get the States to raise income taxes, and the Federal budget ... Read More

New EBA for Western Diagnostic Pathology and Vetpath Health Services Employees
May 30, 2016 11:03AM WST

For the past 15 months the Union has been negotiating with Western Diagnostic Pathology (WDP) for a new Enterprise Agreement to replace the existing Agreement that nominally expired in March 2015. Negotiations in the main ... Read More

EBA 2016 Update (30 May 2016) - Negotiations Progressing
May 30, 2016 10:55AM WST

Some quick background, the current agreement which covers your pay and conditions expires on 30th June 2016. The last agreement yielded pay increases of 3.75% from 1st July 2014 and 3.5% from 1st July 2015. In January this ... Read More

Calling all women Members – Applications open for the Anna Stewart Memorial Project
May 24, 2016 12:23PM WST

The union movement has a long history of campaigning for equal rights and benefits for women at work, including equal wage cases, discrimination law reform and paid parental leave. Sadly there is still a long way to go ... Read More

Federal Budget changes to Gold Super State Scheme
May 24, 2016 11:50AM WST

A recent article published in The West Australian's Business section has outlined a number of significant changes to State superannuation. These changes were announced as a part of the 2016 Federal Budget.For ... Read More

The kids are not alright
Apr 8, 2016 14:24PM WST

The much-delayed Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) looks like it’s being delayed again and if you believe the Health Minister; it is all the private contractor’s fault. It seems not all external contracting ... Read More

Union gains significant improvements for St John of God Health Care Employees
Apr 1, 2016 11:10AM WST

Update on EA negotiations: St John of God Health Care and HSU - Health Professionals, Clerical and Technical Enterprise Agreement 2016The Union and SJGHC management have concluded negotiations and reached an in-principle ... Read More

A Permanent State of Change
Apr 1, 2016 10:59AM WST

The fall out from the opening of Fiona Stanley Hospital continues to impact across the South Metropolitan health region. The recent FSH Staff Forum conducted by SMHS boss Dr Robyn Lawrence, was well attended with a lot of ... Read More

The rationale for severance
Mar 31, 2016 10:22AM WST

When it has come to the rationale for the reduction in positions in health, the inventiveness of senior health management knows no bounds. They have given every reason but the real one, that is, the Government made a real ... Read More

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