Pandemic Leave
Jul 10, 2020 15:02PM WST

The HSU nationally has been busy advocating in the Fair Work Commission over the past two weeks. A hearing was held on 25-26 June before five members of the Fair Work Commission to consider our claim for paid pandemic leave ... Read More

Changes at HSUWA
Jul 10, 2020 14:58PM WST

We would like to extend our huge thanks to two terrific members this week who are stepping down from their roles on our Committee of Management.We wish our very best to Cassie Reading who has made a great contribution to ... Read More

Agreement 2020 Update
Jul 10, 2020 14:18PM WST

We have received an offer from WA Health for a new Agreement 2020-2022. However, most unusually, the offer was not complete. This will not affect the pay increases which will be back paid to 1 July 2020 but it does mean a ... Read More

Union News June 2020
Jun 26, 2020 14:46PM WST

The latest edition of the HSUWA Union News for June 2020 has been released. If you did not receive an email, you can read the newsletter here. Read More

Public Sector Agreement Update
Jun 26, 2020 12:02PM WST

With negotiations for a new Agreement having concluded more than a month ago we are still waiting on an offer from the Department of Health. Our Workplace Representatives have conducted a number of face-to-face meetings at ... Read More

Aged Care Staffing Crisis
Jun 26, 2020 11:50AM WST

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues after the release of its interim report Neglect. A recent research study from the University of Wollongong commissioned by the Royal Commission found there are ... Read More

National Minimum Wages Increase
Jun 26, 2020 11:45AM WST

The annual review of the minimum wage was handed down on Friday, 19 June 2020 by the Fair Work Commission. The following decisions were made: Minimum wages increased by 1.75 per cent - an increase of 35 cents per hour ... Read More

HSUWA Operational Matters
Jun 26, 2020 00:00AM WST

The HSUWA remains open and we are adapting our work practices to the circumstances as they evolve, to ensure we meet your needs.Union membership and solidarity among health care workers has never been more important as we ... Read More

WA COVID Recovery Webinar
Jun 19, 2020 12:23PM WST

HSUWA is excited to co-host a special online event on Wednesday 17 June focusing on how our West Australian pandemic response can support healthier communities and a resilient economy.The webinar will feature Prof Fiona ... Read More

WA Health: Union Update #12
Jun 19, 2020 10:25AM 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 June 19 2020.Union update #12.pdf Read More

Aged Care/Disability Pay Boost for Casuals
Jun 19, 2020 10:23AM WST

Late last year the HSU secured a 25% casual loading in addition to penalty rates for working on weekends and public holidays for all casual workers in aged, social and community services.This change comes into ... Read More

NDIS Price Guide Changes
Jun 19, 2020 10:22AM WST

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has completed its annual review of NDIS prices and released an updated Price Guide and Support Catalogue to apply from 1 July 2020. Some of the positive changes which ... Read More

COVID-19 Aged Care Retention Bonus Guidelines Released
Jun 19, 2020 10:20AM WST

The Government has released guidelines for its Aged Care Retention Bonus for workforce continuity.Unfortunately the Minister has failed to address major gaps in the scheme, including making the amounts payable across ... Read More

WA Health: Union Update #11
Jun 16, 2020 09:24AM 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 June 12 2020.Union update #11.pdf   Read More

Public Sector Agreement Update
Jun 12, 2020 12:52PM WST

Negotiations with the Department of Health have stalled and we appear to have entered a period of ‘radio silence’ from the Department and Government.The lack of communication from the Department is not uncommon ... Read More

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