Certification for Medical Scientists
Feb20

Certification for Medical Scientists

Late in 2019 the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists announced the registration of a national certification body for medical laboratory scientists. According to the AIMS, the new governing body will be called the Australian Council for Certification of the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (ACCMLSW) and it will utilise a not-for-profit, limited liability company governance structure that, along with consumer...

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Women’s Rights at Work Festival
Feb19

Women’s Rights at Work Festival

It’s that time of year again – the annual festival for Women’s Rights at Work, WRAW Fest 2020 is starting soon! The Union proudly supports WRAW Fest and we certainly encourage members to get involved and get active. You already know like we do that women play an essential role in society in both paid work and unpaid caring work, and yet it is clear the system is rigged against women. Here are some facts: Two thirds...

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International Day for Women and Girls in Science
Feb11

International Day for Women and Girls in Science

February 11 (today) is International Day for Women and Girls in Science and it’s something the Union strongly supports. Unfortunately, across the world, including here in Australia, there are not nearly enough women and girls taking up science. There are significant barriers to their participation in the sciences. We know that science needs women and the world needs science especially if we are to confront the global challenges we are...

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Women and Leadership Australia Scholarships
Feb10

Women and Leadership Australia Scholarships

Scholarships of up to $5,000 for current and aspiring female leaders Women and Leadership Australia is offering scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 to women working in the health sector to help support their participation in a range of career building leadership development programs. The initiative is providing junior through to executive managers with scholarships to support their growth and development. The scholarships assist with...

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Public health workforce neglect
Feb03

Public health workforce neglect

It won’t come as a surprise to many to learn that there is a crisis in the sciences, allied health and pharmacist workforces in Victoria. All the research points to one thing – there is a crisis in the medical scientists workforce with not nearly enough scientists available to fulfil the required work; or to deal with the continued growth and demand on pathology services. There are not enough psychologists, pharmacists, audiologists,...

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Unpaid work creates unhealthy workplaces
Jan28

Unpaid work creates unhealthy workplaces

As the new year starts to get going, we feel it’s important that the new year at work includes a lot more self-care; and a preparedness to report toxic workplaces; and to report when your workplace vacancies aren’t backfilled. The Union has been working to address the under-staffing and ever-growing workload issues. It remains a major disappointment that the state government, despite all the evidence, continues to allow public...

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