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

Association for the Blind downsizing
Sep 27, 2013 15:25PM WST

As Vision Australia closes down services employing vision impaired workers on the East coast, WA's Association for the Blind has advised that it too will be closing some unfunded services at its Victoria Park HQ.The ... Read More

What would you do with an extra $250?
Sep 27, 2013 12:15PM WST

That is the question that Kurt Egan (left), a Social Worker at Fremantle Hospital, is considering this month as he listens to lots of helpful suggestions from his team!Kurt works in the Mental Health Social Work team at Alma ... Read More

Members endorse common platform of issues for South Metro Mental Health
Sep 11, 2013 12:32PM WST

Members employed by South Metropolitan Mental Health have endorsed a common platform of issues and concerns regarding the proposed introduction of program management into services in SMAHS. These concerns have been ... Read More

Professional status achieved for Neurophysiology Technologists
Sep 11, 2013 10:42AM WST

The HSUWA has been working with our Neurophysiology Technologist members to progress a reclassification case for the Department of Health to move them from the General Division to the Professional ... Read More

Kaleeya Hospital future is uncertain
Sep 10, 2013 11:32AM WST

Members at Kaleeya Hospital face an uncertain future, both about whether the hospital will remain open and what will happen to the workers there. Members are angry and frustrated.Minister Hames' response to a question from ... Read More

The HSUWA goes to Geraldton
Sep 9, 2013 12:02PM WST

HSUWA Organiser Vickie McKay visited Geraldton during August to catch up with Representatives and members at Geraldton Regional Hospital and St John of God Hospital Geraldton.At Geraldton Regional Hospital Vickie delivered a ... Read More

Recruit a new member $250 prize draw August 2013
Sep 9, 2013 11:50AM WST

Our August $250 recruit a member prize winner is Norma Avery from Geraldton Regional Hospital.  By coincidence, our Organiser Vickie McKay was visiting Geraldton and managed to hand over the cheque to Norma, and get the ... Read More

CPS wins funding but battle for members continues
Sep 6, 2013 14:31PM WST

The HSUWA ran a focused, grassroots campaign to restore funding to the Community Physiotherapy Services group and, in recent weeks, has taken a major step forward.In response to the campaign, the WA Minister for Health has ... Read More

Fiona Stanley moves to the Industrial Relations Commission
Sep 6, 2013 14:28PM WST

We hear that lots of work is being done by lots of people in a number of offices around Perth about things to do with workforce planning and jobs for Fiona Stanley Hospital and some other hospitals as well. Our in-depth ... Read More

HSUWA members encouraged to prepare a Will
Sep 6, 2013 14:15PM WST

The last thing on the minds of many Western Australians is whether they should have a Will or not. But, the sad reality is that life can be cut short at any moment.Without a Will, your family could be left to deal with debts ... Read More

Concerns over Federal Opposition’s plans for aged care
Sep 4, 2013 12:03PM WST

Your union has some serious concerns about Tony Abbott's plans for aged care funding.In a political debate on the 28th of August, Mr Abbott said he would return $1.2 billion of funding allocated to improve aged care workers' ... Read More

Community Physio Service gets 11th hour funding
Aug 13, 2013 12:00PM WST

After continued pressure from the HSUWA, the State Government has agreed to provide extra funding to keep the Community Physiotherapy Service running.The Service provides small group therapy by a qualified physio to mainly ... Read More

Recruit a new member $250 prize draw July 2013
Aug 13, 2013 11:16AM WST

Our July $250 recruit a member prize winner is Mary Shaw from the Association for the Blind.Photo: Sue Wallwork,  Glen Luff, Sharon Kellow, Ella Peaty, Amy Kaciuba, Mary Shaw, Erin Diaco, Frank Flintoff, ... Read More

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