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

Serco induction
Oct 15, 2013 11:59AM WST

You may have seen the latest Fiona Stanley Hospital news, where Serco reports it will be recruiting more than 1,000 non-clinical employees in 2014.  The company has already made a start on its recruitment plans, with ... Read More

Disappointing Frontline Clerks Case decision
Oct 14, 2013 14:16PM WST

The Public Service Arbitrator delivered its decision in the Frontline Clerks Case on 3rd October.Acting Senior Commissioner Pam Scott ruled that while the Liaison Officer positions at SCGH have been reclassified to Level G3, ... Read More

Nominate the Rep of the Year 2013
Oct 14, 2013 14:13PM WST

Is your Workplace Representative a star? Do they do their best for you and your colleagues?  Have they helped resolve a workplace problem?  Have they helped to achieve a goal for you and your colleagues?Any ... Read More

HSUWA Branch Financial Statements
Oct 11, 2013 11:47AM WST

Members are advised that the Financial Statements for the WA Branch are now available.You can access the statements on the Union's website in the "Get Informed" section. Click here for a copy.These statements are for the ... Read More

New Union representative for BreastScreen WA
Oct 4, 2013 13:22PM WST

New workplace representative for BreastScreen WA, Darryl Christian, has started her new role with a flurry of activity.Darryl had her first meeting with HSUWA Organisers Melissa Wagner and Tyrone Lynch in early September, ... Read More

Union visit to Karratha & Port Hedland
Oct 1, 2013 13:58PM WST

HSUWA Organiser Vickie McKay has been away from Perth again, this time travelling to Karratha and Port Hedland. Vickie reports a very warm welcome from members, matched only by the daily temperatures!The union ... Read More

Case against mental health cut backs in SMAHS builds
Sep 27, 2013 15:31PM WST

The South Metro Area Mental Health teams are facing a barrage of change. Motivated by real concern for the well-being of their clients, they are working with the HSUWA to achieve some clarity, put genuine consultation ... Read More

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