Hundreds of hospital support workers walked off the job yesterday after being kept in the dark about job security.
Non-clinical staff including Cleaners, Caterers and Patient Care Assistants (orderlies), have not been told what will happen to their jobs when the Health Department moves wards to Serco run, Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Staff from Royal Perth Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Kaleeya Hospital and Shenton Park Rehabilitation Campus rallied out the front of the RPH yesterday, to send a clear message to the Health Department: We deserve answers.
For the past 18 months, hospital workers have been given very little information about what will happen to their jobs once services begin to close down.
United Voice delegate and Royal Perth Support worker Brenda says she attended the action because it was going to affect herself and her co-workers.Read more
United Voice members working at Spotless Laundry took action and have come away with a win.
Members were originally offered a pay increase of only 1.5 per cent, which was the equivalent of an extra $7 a week.
Members at Spotless described the original pay off of 1.5 per cent as ‘degrading’ and ‘a slap in the face.’
United Voice delegate Deb said she and her fellow staff members were worth a lot more than $7 a week.
“It means a lot to us to get a little bit more. We’ve got to survive out there,” she said.Read more