A group of specimen collectors stand with HSUWA Delegates and Officials at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

On 18 October, Union Members who work in specimen collection for PathWest at Fiona Stanley Hospital made the tough and brave decision to cease work for 1 hour to meet and discuss significant concerns about workplace safety. 

Members have endured concerning behaviour over the last 12 months, including being belittled, ignored and criticised for raising concerns about dangerous staffing levels and unsafe workloads. At the stop work meeting, Members passed five key Resolutions and committed to continuing to campaign for a safe and fair workplace.

What is even more heartening is that after a call to our Members working in the public sector, nearly 200 of you sent emails to the PathWest A/CE, in support of these workers.

Congratulations to all Members who took action. This is the first step to making your workplace safer. Specimen collection Members are currently discussing a plan to take action again on November 22.

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