Public Sector EBA

Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018

Current EBA expires 30 June 2018

The current WA Health - HSUWA - PACTS - Industrial Agreement 2016 was registered by the WA Industrial Relations Commission on Thursday 8th September 2016. A copy of the Agreement can be found here and a salaries flier here.

This Agreement expires on 30 June 2018.



20 April 2018

The union held a Reps Conference at the Perth Zoo on Thursday 12 April to finalise the union’s log of claims for a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

The current EBA expires on 30 June 2018.  There have been two pay increases in this current EBA – 1.5% from 1 July 2016 and 1.5% from 1 July 2017. 

There will be no further pay increases or changes to other conditions of employment until the union and the Department of Health reach agreement. 

Our goal is to have an agreement in place by 30 June 2018.

The union’s Committee of Management have accepted the Reps conference recommendation and have endorsed the log of claims.

We have consulted extensively with members since the start of this year with meetings at all major Metro locations, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Esperance, and a teleconference with other WACHS members.  Our member EBA Survey had nearly 1,000 responses (compared to about 600 in 2016).

The key feedback from this process have been that while members are realistic about pay increases, you are determined to get improvements in job security, workload management, and flexible work arrangements. The log of claims reflects these member priorities.

You can find the log of claims here.

Formal negotiations with the Department of Health will now commence.

As always, we will negotiate in good faith and seek serious and thoughtful consideration of our log of claims from the Department of Health.  We will keep members informed of progress, and if there is not, we will come back to you with a plan of action.

We need to be ready to act, I urge you to help us organise to get the best possible agreement we can. Ask your colleagues if they are in the union and encourage them to join if they are not.

If your workplace doesn’t have a union rep, consider becoming a Workplace Representative. 

For more info please contact   

Dan Hill




13 March 2018

As you know, the union have initiated bargaining with the employer for a new Agreement to start with effect from 1 July 2018 and we are undertaking extensive consultation with members to build the Log of Claims. We have surveyed members and meetings are being conducted across metro hospital sites, at HSS and video conferences with our WACHS members – look out for your email invitation to attend a meeting at these sites. 

We had a huge response to the survey - thank you for taking the time and effort to tell us about what matters to you.  We continue to work through the significant number of comments and suggestions from members about what we should claim in the EBA.  If you’d like to add to the feedback we have already gathered you can do that by talking to your representative, attending a union meeting, emailing or calling the union office. 

The end of this process is the EBA Conference to be held at the Perth Zoo on 12 April where your Workplace Representatives will review and finalise our claims.

We know that this will likely be a financially tight round, the government’s bargaining position is as most members will know a flat $1,000 per annum for full timers, pro rata for part timers, plus any other changes need to be revenue neutral.  You told us in the survey that secure employment, flexible work arrangements and workload management are all significant issues and we have developed claims aimed at addressing those issues.  There is still plenty of opportunity to tell us your ideas on what you need to make your work life. 

If you don’t have a Representative in your area, please consider nominating (or tell us who you think would make a great Rep!).

*All meetings start times 12:30pm unless stated

ArmadaleConference Room Goline House7 March, Wed (11:30 am)
BentleyB Block LT7 March, Wed
FremantleT Block LT 18 March, Thurs
RGHGround Floor Seminar Rm15 March, Thurs (1:00 pm)
HSSRoom 1:115 March, Thurs
FSSEducation Seminar Rm G721 March, Wed
OPHManagement Meeting Room22 March, Thurs
KEMHLower Ground Conference Room27 March, Tues
SCGHSocial Club27 March, Tues
GraylandsAnderson Hall28 March, Wed
RPHBrian Vivian LT29 March, Thurs

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