The WA Health – HSUWA – PACTS – Industrial Agreement (Union Agreement 2022) was registered by the WAIRC 16 December 2022.

This Agreement covers HSUWA Members employed in the public sector and improves the pay and conditions of over 20,000 employees across the seven Health Service Providers (HSPs) that make up WA Health.

These wages and conditions have been fought for and achieved by union Members through collective bargaining over decades in Western Australia.

They are won by Members for Members, and we must continue to make improvements for the next generation.

A group of HSUWA Members from PathWest Haematology stand together, smiling with their right fists raised.

Join the HSUWA to achieve more

Thousands of people employed in WA Health enjoy the benefits of the pay and conditions that Members achieved without contributing. If everyone joined their union, HSUWA would be bigger and stronger and we could achieve more for all.

If you have a friend or colleague who is not a member, talk to them about our union and why they should join.

HSUWA Secretary Naomi McCrae addresses a huge crowd of HSUWA, UWU and Public Sector Alliance Members at the QEII Stop Work Meeting.

Public Sector Union Alliance

Unions affiliated with UnionsWA that represent Members across the WA public sector have formed an alliance to improve wages and conditions for workers across the state. Alliance Members include HSUWA, WA Police Union, United Workers Union, CSA, Rail Tram and Bus Union, United Professional Firefighters Union WA and the State School Teachers Union of WA.

History of the Alliance

On 8 June 2021, HSUWA and other key public sector unions publicly committed to working together to force the end the State Wages Policy of $1,000 per year, and push for a return to genuine bargaining and meaningful investment into the public sector. Together we launched the Public Sector Union Alliance.

HSUWA Secretary Naomi McCrae spoke at the launch about the importance of a vibrant and sustainable public sector for WA and how the State Government’s fixed wages policy is not only failing HSUWA Members but everybody in WA. 

The Alliance was an important development for all public sector union Members. Having solidarity with other public sector union Members is critical to winning fair pay increases within the current political environment.

HSUWA and the unions in the Public Sector Alliance worked together in 2021 and 2022 to change and improve the State Wages Policy three times.

In 2023 the Public Sector Alliance has come together to plan for the next wages campaign and to support the Firefighters who are bargaining this year.