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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…

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…

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…

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….

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