A Good News Story as Bunbury HSUWA member wins back his job
Sep 25, 2020 12:38PM WST

“Harsh, unfair and disproportionate”. These were the words of the Public Sector Appeal Board (PSAB) in determining that HSUWA member and union rep, Ted Picks, was unfairly dismissed. Ted was dismissed on 7 ... Read More

Disability: HSU Advocates for National Leadership on the NDIS Workforce
Sep 11, 2020 10:49AM WST

This week National Secretary Lloyd Williams appeared on behalf of the HSU before the Commonwealth Parliament’s NDIS Joint Standing Committee as part of their inquiry into the NDIS workforce alongside Victorian HSU ... Read More

Ramsay’s application to self-insure under Comcare scheme
Sep 11, 2020 10:23AM WST

Members may recall that in February this year the HSU made a submission about Ramsay Health Care’s application to move to be self-insured under the Federal Comcare scheme. This would mean Ramsay employees would not be ... Read More

Overtime for casuals win in aged care, health professional and aboriginal health awards
Aug 28, 2020 12:20PM WST

A Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision has been handed down in a long-running matter concerning how casual employees are paid overtime across modern awards.The HSU had a significant win, with the FWC going further than our ... Read More

Disability Abuse Royal Commission
Aug 28, 2020 12:10PM WST

After delaying the March 2020 hearings due to the pandemic, the Disability Abuse Royal Commission re-commenced hearings last week examining the impact of COVID-19 on people with disability. The Commission has also ... Read More

Union Agreement 2020-2022
Aug 21, 2020 15:38PM WST

HSUWA has secured an offer from WA Health for a new Union Agreement 2020-2022, which includes:A pay increase of $1000 from 1 July 2020 (back paid) and $1000 from 1 July 2021 (pro-rata for part-time employees)Immediate ... Read More

WA Health: Union Update #19
Aug 10, 2020 13:10PM WST

Please see attached the latest information sheet for union members, provided by the Department of Health on the COVID-19 situation. Information is current as at Friday August 06 2020.Union update #19.pdf Read More

Aged Care Update
Aug 7, 2020 11:03AM WST

Ministerial lobbying and parliamentary submissionsMeeting with Minister ColbeckHSU National leadership met with Federal Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck on Tuesday 4 August to press for a greater national response to the ... Read More

Union Win: HSU wins Paid Pandemic Leave in aged care
Aug 7, 2020 10:45AM WST

In a ground-breaking decision, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has now granted our claim for paid pandemic leave in aged care. Leave to self-isolate will be made available to all award-reliant workers employed in residential ... Read More

Union News 24 July 2020
Jul 24, 2020 15:53PM WST

The latest edition of the HSUWA Union News has been released. You can read the newsletter here. Read More

End of an Era
Jul 24, 2020 13:40PM WST

Following some major changes at the union friends and ‘foes’ came together at the Royal Hotel in Perth. The event farewelled Union Assistant Secretary Chris Panizza, Private Sector Lead Organiser Gilbert Reid, ... Read More

Union Advocacy Making A Difference
Jul 24, 2020 13:35PM WST

This week we have put together a list of recent matters where your union has assisted individual members and made a difference. The examples vary from recovering money for members to changing the outcome to disciplinary and ... Read More

Public Sector Agreement Update – 24 July 2020
Jul 24, 2020 13:33PM WST

As reported previously, your Union received an incomplete offer from WA Health for a new Agreement 2020-2022. It did not include any wording or process relating to the conversion of fixed term contract employees or casuals ... Read More

Private Pathology Update
Jul 24, 2020 13:23PM WST

Hands up if you think private Pathology workers deserve a decent pay rise!A big welcome to your union from members - to all the new private pathology members.The COVID crisis here in WA has highlighted the inequality and ... Read More

Fair Work Commission Stalls on Paid Pandemic Leave
Jul 24, 2020 13:12PM WST

On 8 July 2020, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its decision on our application for an award entitlement for paid pandemic leave for health, aged care, and social and community service employees.While ... Read More

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