Barnett Government out to gut workplace health and safety
Nov 6, 2014 12:47PM WST

The Barnett Government have released their draft Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act which aims to harmonise WA with the Commonwealth WHS laws.The Commonwealth law is not as worker friendly as the WA law which means the ... Read More

Clerical changes at Fremantle
Nov 3, 2014 15:30PM WST

The massive changes affecting the public health system are hitting home at Fremantle Hospital.The arrival of Fiona Stanley Hospital meant Shenton Park and Kaleeya Hospitals would close, and Fremantle Hospital would be ... Read More

Authorised mental health practitioners allowance
Nov 1, 2014 05:49AM WST

The recent arbitrated outcome for Mental Health Registered Nurses included an allowance of $2, 800 each year to provide an Authorised Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) service.Like psychiatrists, AMHPs make mental state ... Read More

Recruit a Member Winner – October
Oct 24, 2014 11:01AM WST

Congratulations to our Recruit a Member winner for October, Kate O'Brien, an occupational therapist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.Here she is with her team during Occupation Therapy Week celebrations.It's not hard to be a ... Read More

2014 HSUWA Annual General Meeting
Oct 17, 2014 14:27PM WST

The 2014 HSUWA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 December at the FJ Clarke Lecture Theatre (P Block) at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, commencing at 5.30 pm.The agenda will include announcing the grand prize ... Read More

Nominate the 2014 Rep of the Year
Oct 17, 2014 13:54PM WST

Nominations for the 2014 HSUWA Workplace Representative of the Year are now open.Is your Workplace Representative a star? Do they do their best for you and your colleagues? Have they helped resolve a workplace problem? Have ... Read More

2014 HSUWA elections
Oct 17, 2014 13:29PM WST

The 2014 HSUWA elections will open on Thursday 23 October.We are accepting nominations for the positions of HSUWA President, and three members and one casual vacancy for the union's Committee of Management.The President and ... Read More

HSU National submission to Senate Select Committee on Health raises concerns about universal healthcare for all Australians
Oct 15, 2014 13:00PM WST

The HSU National has made a submission on behalf of all HSU branches, including HSUWA, to express concern about potentially adverse changes to funding and other arrangements by the Abbott Government.In the submission, the ... Read More

Public hospitals and health EBA campaign moves to arbitration
Oct 8, 2014 14:21PM WST

The HSUWA has been working with the Health Industrial Relations Service to develop the new enterprise agreement.The document will reflect the changes that occurred in relevant laws and Public Sector & Health Department ... Read More

Broome and Derby update
Oct 8, 2014 05:27AM WST

Perth Organiser Vickie McKay visited Broome and Derby this month to see how our northern teams were faring.She held nine meetings with hospital staff, two meetings with delegates and new delegates, and conducted ... Read More

Redeployment and redundancy changes attack rights at work
Oct 7, 2014 13:56PM WST

Premier Barnett presented the state government's changes to redeployment and redundancy laws as reasonable and modest, but in truth, they are a disgraceful attack on your rights at work.The Public Sector Commission has ... Read More

More than a week needed for mental health
Oct 7, 2014 13:24PM WST

Mental Health Week is an important, annual prompt for politicians and policy makers to review the state's mental health services.In the three years since the Stokes Review was commissioned, the already overstretched public ... Read More

Fiona Stanley Hospital journey begins
Oct 4, 2014 07:58AM WST

Politicians, bureaucrats and health department officials attended the opening ceremony of the Fiona Stanley Hospital and heard Professor Stanley's hopes for the future of the hospital named in her honour.Indigenous elder Rev ... Read More

Goodbye Shenton Park
Sep 27, 2014 07:31AM WST

Shenton Park Rehabilitation service will close its doors on Saturday, 4 October.'Shents' has long been part of the fabric of health services in Western Australia.From its humble beginnings back in 1893, as a place to isolate ... Read More

Recruit a member winner – September
Sep 22, 2014 10:37AM WST

Congratulations to our September Recruit a Member winner, Robyn Bicanin, a clinical coder from Bunbury Regional Hospital.Robyn has worked at Bunbury for the past seven years and has been an HSUWA member for more than 25 ... Read More

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