Western Diagnostics Pathology Update
Dec 4, 2020 13:41PM WST

After many months of working hard to unionise, members at WDP were pleased this week to have their first negotiating meeting. The bargaining team is Mathew Murray (Medical Scientist), Leonie Whitfield (Medical Scientist), ... Read More

NDIS Worker Screening
Dec 4, 2020 13:27PM WST

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Worker Screening) Bill has passed through the WA Parliament, ensuring that a new screening process for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workers will come into force in ... Read More

Peel Health Campus announcement - back in public hands in 2023
Dec 4, 2020 13:16PM WST

This week the state government announced that the Peel Health Campus (currently run by the for-profit healthcare company Ramsay Health Care), will brought back into public hands at the end of the contract in 2023. This is a ... Read More

Genesis Care Members
Dec 4, 2020 13:06PM WST

Recently, staff at Genesis Care approached HSUWA to try and resolve a number of issues they were having in the workplace. Members at Genesis Care have worked really hard to increase their union density, talk to colleagues ... Read More

Nominations for Union Representative of the Year 2020
Nov 20, 2020 15:48PM WST

We are calling for nominations for the Union Representative of the Year 2020! We congratulate and thank all our union representatives for their resilience and contribution to their union during ... Read More

Aged Care Royal Commission Further Update
Nov 6, 2020 13:23PM WST

The final hearings for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety have been held. The hearings focused on the Counsel Assisting’s final submissions and proposed recommendations to the Commissioners. The 124 ... Read More

Industrial Shorts
Nov 6, 2020 12:22PM WST

Members have had some solid wins with their individual issues in the past few weeks. The wins included holding on to jobs, as well as finding new jobs or being paid compensation.For example:A member was denied her ... Read More

Work Health Safety laws for Western Australia
Oct 23, 2020 12:38PM WST

The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 passed the Legislative Council this week with amendments, which now have to be approved by the Legislative Assembly. The legislation is expected to be implemented once the ... Read More

2020 WA Budget Summary of Health Announcements
Oct 9, 2020 11:50AM WST

Total Health Budget Budget increased from $9.423 billion to $9.649 billion – 2.35% increasePublic hospital budget up from $4.336 billion in 2019 to $4.510 billion in 2020 – 3.86% increasePublic hospital FTE ... Read More

Federal budget: implications for superannuation
Oct 9, 2020 11:07AM WST

The Federal Government has signalled its legislative priorities for superannuation over the next four years.The government has not announced any further extension to the early access to superannuation scheme as threatened, ... Read More

Quick Win for a Member – Sharing Tips!
Oct 9, 2020 11:03AM WST

A member approached the union this week with concerns about paperwork they were being asked to sign by their employer. The paperwork contained information that was factually incorrect, yet management was pressuring them to ... Read More

NHS commits to Net Zero Emissions
Oct 9, 2020 10:50AM WST

Some very encouraging and exciting progress at the Interface of Climate and Health internationally. The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has become the world's first health system to commit to bold targets for a Net ... Read More

2020 WA Budget: Public sector workers told no fair pay rises on the horizon
Oct 9, 2020 10:31AM WST

The challenges are huge, but the State budget has wages policy wrong.As part of the 2020 WA budget this week the State Government announced a continuation of the flat $1000 per annum pay increases for public sector workers ... Read More

Aegis Aged Care Pay Dispute
Sep 25, 2020 13:23PM WST

At Aegis Aged Care last week, more than 1500 workers voted on whether to accept a new enterprise agreement. The majority voted No. Aegis is WA’s largest aged care provider, which we understand to be privately owned and ... Read More

Wrapping up CI-23 and permanent jobs at NMHS for our Casual Security Officers (finally!)
Sep 25, 2020 13:10PM WST

The Commissioner’s Instruction No.23 (Pathway to Permanency) (CI-23) is finally wrapping up and while it has been a drawn out and patchy process, many union members have succeeded in receiving offers of permanent jobs ... Read More

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