HACSU has challenged DASSI's application for approval of the recently voted on enterprise agreement in the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)
Contracting out is the most significant threat facing HACSU DHS members. It will affect members’ job security, wage levels and overall conditions and entitlements.
Bringing you up-to-date with developments in funding cuts and the contracting out process occurring across Victoria.
Despite HACSU’s 2012 EBA win for additional staff and resources, including specialist positions such a Clinical Educators, the last four years of the Napthine Government has seen a sustained attack on mental health and AOD services through contracting out and budget cuts.
The State Liberal Government has begun the process to close Colanda. Last Friday Minister Mary Wooldridge announced the building of four new homes with twenty residents from Colanda targeted for these places. Management would be handled in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in Barwon, which suggests contracting out.
All OHS reps should ensure they are up-to-date with their training. New OHS reps should also ensure they have undergone the initial training course. The Occupational Health and Safety Training Centre at Victorian Trades Hall Council can provide members with the neccessary training they need to perform their duties as an OHS rep. Dates for training until March 2015 have been published.