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Member Story – The Price of Human Connection

Member Story – The Price of Human Connection

HSUWA Member Trisha is the friendly, smiling face who greets patients as they walk through the door of a small suburban pathology clinic south of Perth. Trisha is a very experienced and skilled Phlebotomist working with Australian Clinical Laboratories (Clinical Labs) in WA. Clinical Labs, along with Western Diagnostic Pathology and Clinipath, make up the…

Public Sector Agreement Negotiations Kick Off
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Public Sector Agreement Negotiations Kick Off

A group of dedicated HSUWA Delegates and Members attended training to prepare to present your claims for improvements to the public sector Union Agreement 2024. HSUWA Members will present claims in person at the bargaining table to the Department of Health. This is designed to ensure the Department of Health hear directly from Members about the importance of each claim –…

CAMHS Members Commence Industrial Action
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CAMHS Members Commence Industrial Action

On Wednesday, 7 February 2024, HSUWA Members across CAMHS Community Clinics stopped work and voted on a plan to take further industrial action. Members voted to implement two work bans, including a caseload cap and changes to some forms of record keeping. Members have advocated consistently over the past three years for changes to public services for children and adolescents needing mental health treatment – to better…

We’re in it Together – Unity is Strength!
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We’re in it Together – Unity is Strength!

Welcome to 2024! It’s going to be a huge year for Members with negotiations for new Union Agreements kicking off for the public sector, as well as Western Diagnostic Pathology, Australian Clinical Labs, St John of God and Ramsay Health Care. As union members, we believe in making positive change through our collective power and voice. We celebrate…

HSUWA Christmas Closure
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HSUWA Christmas Closure

The HSUWA staff are taking a break and the union office will be closed during Christmas and New Year. We will take a break from midday on Friday, 22 December 2023 and reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2024. We recognise and thank our many Members who will continue to provide health care to our community over the holidays.  Congratulations to the…

Private Pathology Log of Claims Surveys Out Now
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Private Pathology Log of Claims Surveys Out Now

HSUWA sent out surveys to Members working at Western Diagnostic Pathology and Australian Clinical Laboratories in November. It’s important for all Members employed with these companies have their say about what they would like to negotiate in their next Union Agreement. Negotiations are due to commence in 2024, and your Union wants to be prepared with a…

Your 2023 HSUWA Delegates of the Year
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Your 2023 HSUWA Delegates of the Year

Members have nominated two incredible Delegates as their 2023 HSUWA Delegates of the Year, Tracey Giblett from Western Diagnostic Pathology and Sally Hartell from Armadale Health Service. Tracey is a terrific HSUWA Delegate and was nominated for her support of Members and recruitment of new Members to the union. One of Tracey’s colleagues said, “Tracey is always there to support any…

HSUWA State Wages Review Submission 2023
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HSUWA State Wages Review Submission 2023

As part of the review of State Government wages, unions were invited to provide a written submission following the consultation with Members. The submission is sharply focused on Members’ wage claim of 7% (year 1) and 5% (year 2) for the Union Agreement 2024. A special thank you to all of the Members who contributed quotes, stories and questions…

HSUWA AGM
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HSUWA AGM

The HSUWA Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at the HSUWA office courtyard – the Member Garden! In addition to attending to union business and reports on the work of the Union for the past 12 months, this is also a celebratory event. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with…

Members at Ramsay Vote Yes
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Members at Ramsay Vote Yes

After lengthy negotiations and deferral by Ramsay Health Care, this month staff voted in favour of their 2022 Union Agreement with a 95% yes vote. Members decided to vote strategically knowing that work in preparation for the next Agreement in 2024 has already begun. The 2022 Agreement will proceed to the Fair Work Commission for review and registration….

Ministerial Round Table: Allied Health

Ministerial Round Table: Allied Health

A Delegation of HSUWA Members and Health Professionals, nominated by their peers, attended the Ministerial Round Table for Allied Health on 13 October.  Members were incredibly articulate in representing their professions and advocating for much-needed change amongst a group of about 80 people including some CEs of the HSPs. Promisingly, there was agreement within the room about many opportunities…

HSUWA Member Win at Brightwater

HSUWA Member Win at Brightwater

HSUWA Members have fought and won an underpayment case about the rate of the Motor Vehicle Allowance applied by their employer, Brightwater. Members alerted the Union that the Allowance had not changed. A review by the union found the employer had not applied the correct yearly increases to the Allowance. The employer was notified and completed their own internal audit. This…

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