NAIDOC Week 7 - 14 July
Jul 8, 2013 11:47AM WST

This week is NAIDOC Week, and the HSUWA and Australian Unions are celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the contributions of Indigenous Australians.This NAIDOC Week we are commemorating the Yirrkala ... Read More

Public sector 4 per cent pay rise, last increase in this Agreement
Jul 3, 2013 13:11PM WST

Did you know that the pay rise on 2 July 2013 was your last guaranteed pay rise?Together, we won these pay rises in 2011 through our campaign, including the mass meeting of over 1,000 members at the Perth Convention Centre ... Read More

Pay rises in Private Health, Aged Care and Disability Services
Jul 3, 2013 10:34AM WST

Under the terms of Enterprise Bargaining Agreement settlements, many HSUWA members started receiving increased pay packets from the 1st of July.These include:Activ Foundation - 4%Association for the Blind - 4%Australian Red ... Read More

Fiona Stanley workforce planning debacle
Jul 3, 2013 10:15AM WST

The State Government's workforce planning debacle means the opening of the new Fiona Stanley Hospital will be delayed by at least 6 months.As recently as the 11th of June, employees were being told by the employer's ... Read More

Win for Aged Care workers
Jul 2, 2013 11:49AM WST

Under its Living Longer, Living Better reform package the Federal Government has committed to lifting the wages of the nation's 350,000 aged care workers with a $1.2 billion funding boost over four years.  In the face ... Read More

Royal Perth Hospital Protection Bill Passed by Legislative Assembly
Jul 2, 2013 11:47AM WST

Staff at Royal Perth Hospital attended a stop work meeting back in May to call for the government to honour its promise to pass legislation to protect the hospital's future.We're pleased to announce it's finally making ... Read More

Recruit a new member $250 prize draw June 2013
Jun 21, 2013 12:10PM WST

Our June $250 recruit a member prize winner is Julie Jenaway from Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital.Julie is an HSUWA Rep and works as an Admin Assistant in mental health.Julie has also been stepping out at employee ... Read More

HSUWA analysis of State Government's public sector cuts, redundancies and salary-rise cap
Jun 14, 2013 15:52PM WST

The Barnett Government has announced a number of changes affecting public sector workers in Western Australia, including HSUWA members.Central to their plan is the slashing of up to 1,200 public sector jobs by both voluntary ... Read More

Brightwater Care Group Enterprise Agreement 2013
Jun 14, 2013 14:19PM WST

Negotiations for a new EBA for members employed by the Brightwater Group have concluded.There will be a minimum wage increase of 12.5% over the term of the Agreement (effectively 42 months) with the employer agreeing to ... Read More

St John of God Pathology employees to vote on new Enterprise Agreement
Jun 13, 2013 12:06PM WST

The HSUWA has concluded negotiations with St John of God over a new Enterprise Agreement for StJoG Pathology employees.The Union managed to secure a 9.5% pay rise over the 3 year term of the Agreement. However, about a third ... Read More

Fiona Stanley Hospital opening delayed
Jun 11, 2013 12:45PM WST

After intense pressure from the media and the HSUWA, the Health Minister Kim Hames has confirmed the opening date of the Fiona Stanley Hospital has been pushed back.The hospital was originally supposed to open in April 2014, ... Read More

Recruit a new member $250 prize draw – May 2013.
Jun 4, 2013 11:58AM WST

Our May $250 recruit a member prize winner is Joyce Pedri.Joyce works in the Patient Trust Department of the Fremantle Hospital and Health Service, where she has happily worked for some 30 years.According to her close ... Read More

Changes to State IR laws uncertain
May 29, 2013 12:05PM WST

In 2009 the incoming State Government commissioned the Amendola review of WA's Industrial Relations system. The review turned out to be an $850,000 fizzer as it was too extreme and ideological, even for the Barnett ... Read More

Are Health Professional job title changes cause for concern?
May 28, 2013 12:57PM WST

The HSUWA has for some time been aware of plans by WA Health to make changes to employee job titles.It's our understanding that the aim is to bring some consistency to job titles for Health Professionals.Across a broad range ... Read More

Members urged to check their Personal Leave deductions
May 27, 2013 12:18PM WST

If you're a WA Health employee and you've recently taken personal leave, you may need to check your payslip to make sure it's been deducted correctly.One of our members recently picked up an anomaly in the system that may ... Read More

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