Members Stand Together to Call for Fair Pay - QEII Stop Work Meeting
Thursday 07 Jul 2022
Yesterday, HSUWA and UWU Members stood with over 400 other Health and public sector workers to commence action at QEII Medical Campus in Nedlands.
Congratulations to all those Members who stood up in union and attended! We also thank the Members who brought colleagues who haven’t joined yet and those who supported their teams to stop work. Change doesn't occur without people working together. Everyone who took a step in support, especially those who walked out of the workplace or hopped on a bus (thank you Members from Osborne Park, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Graylands Hospital!) should be incredibly proud of the momentum you have started.
HSUWA Members have claimed an annual pay rise of 4% or CPI - whichever is higher (as CPI in Perth was 7.6% for the March Qtr – the pay claim is 7.6%). You demonstrated yesterday that we are sticking to our guns - state wages policy won’t cut it.
This was the first of three Stop Work Meetings about securing an acceptable Offer over the coming weeks (months if needed).
We are now turning our efforts towards the next Stop Work Meeting, which will take place at Royal Perth Hospital on Wednesday 20 July. We will be sending information to these Members with more detail next week. Fiona Stanley Hospital follows on 3 August.
Yesterday, the Members in attendance endorsed standing together as part of the Public Sector Alliance to take strike action at Parliament House on 17 August 2022, if the Government does not respond with a fair pay deal. Keep the date free. It was great to see so many of our union friends at QEII in support.
In the meantime, this is how you can help:
- There is strength in numbers! Encourage your colleagues to become a Union Member - have a chat about why you are in the union - they can join today
- Send us your message regarding how one or more of these claims would support the Health Workforce into the future here.
- Get ready for action - keep an eye out for next steps via email and talk to your Delegate.