Delegate of the Year 2013
Dec 11, 2013 12:13PM WST

Joshua Fleay has been a HSUWA Delegate at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service since June 2011. In that time Josh actively participated in a very intense enterprise bargaining agreement campaign in which an application for ... Read More

Health Department lack of planning will cause IT chaos
Dec 10, 2013 14:34PM WST

The chaotic approach to financial management within the Department of Health may lead to a crisis in IT in the New Year. The HSUWA understands that the blow-out in costs at Fiona Stanley Hospital, particularly in the IT ... Read More

Representatives & HSUWA collaborate to fix pay issue
Dec 10, 2013 14:05PM WST

The Health Department's sudden change to its management of fixed-term employees was predicted to cause chaos and it certainly did. Last week the HSUWA received some stunning news.  Many of our members were being ... Read More

More consultants with less contact with staff
Dec 9, 2013 13:08PM WST

Members employed in Mental Health services have been subjected to ongoing reviews and restructures in recent years.  South Metropolitan has not yet finalised its change to programme management but its review is now ... Read More

Christmas comes early for BreastScreen member Laureen Dirksz
Dec 2, 2013 12:50PM WST

'Christmas has come early for me!' was the response HSUWA member Laureen Dirksz gave when told she had won a Nespresso coffee package.  Laureen works as an Administrative Assistant in BreastScreen's head office.  ... Read More

The HSUWA visits Albany
Nov 22, 2013 12:15PM WST

Union Organiser Vicky McKay has been visiting members down in Albany.While she was there, she also met with management at Albany Hospital to talk about hiring practices. They assured Vicky that the hospital was changing its ... Read More

HSUWA members take part in Movember
Nov 21, 2013 13:50PM WST

HSUWA Rep for the Kimberley, Cameron North, is taking part in Movember. Below is a note from him asking for your help:It's week three and we are just over half way - thanks for your support so far - we have raised over ... Read More

Opinion piece: lack of fair play as pressure grows on public service
Nov 14, 2013 12:05PM WST

UnionsWA Secretary, Meredith Hammat, has written an opinion piece critiquing the WA Government's proposed legislative changes, new wages policy and job cuts that will impact on HSUWA public sector members. Government cuts ... Read More

What would you do with an extra $250?
Nov 12, 2013 12:01PM WST

The $250 recruit a member prize winner for October is Dawn Logan from Port Hedland.Dawn is a Senior Social Worker at Port Hedland Hospital and and the HSUWA Workplace Rep.It's not hard to be a winner like Dawn - you ask a ... Read More

St John of God Health Care to buy Mercy Hospital
Nov 7, 2013 12:46PM WST

MercyCare and St John of God Health Care have jointly announced the purchase of Mercy Hospital in Mount Lawley by St John of God Health Care, securing the future of the hospital.The sale is now subject to necessary ... Read More

Union visit to Kalgoorlie
Nov 6, 2013 12:54PM WST

Union Organiser Vickie McKay recently made the long drive out to Kalgoorlie, stopping at every hospital on the way.Vickie visited Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Merredin and Southern Cross, meeting with people from all areas.In ... Read More

Health Department employees under pressure to take leave
Nov 5, 2013 12:46PM WST

The Department of Health has recently issued a circular which sets out its proposals for dealing with what it says are excessive employee annual and long service leave liabilities.The Department states that it is following ... Read More

Join the campaign for better pay
Oct 31, 2013 08:13AM WST

The HSUWA needs your help to secure pay rises for our members in line with the big increases the State Government has given other public sector workers recently.During the March State Election the Barnett Government was ... Read More

No appeal on redundancy is just not right
Oct 29, 2013 14:44PM WST

The Barnett Government has introduced a new public sector redundancy bill to State Parliament. The bill is similar to The Queensland Government's laws that saw the dismissal of 14, 000 public sector workers, including in ... Read More

Public Sector EBA 2014 – what should we claim?
Oct 15, 2013 13:22PM WST

The current Agreement expires on 30th June 2014.  There are NO automatic pay increases; future pay increases have to be negotiated. The union will write to the Department of Health advising that we want to start ... Read More

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