HACSU member and 3rd year PhD student Julie Vine is undertaking an anonymous survery on nurses attitudes and beliefs about individuals who engage in deliberate self-harm. All psychiatric nurse members are encouraged to fill in the survey.
HACSU recently met with EWTF CEO Graeme Kelly and HR to discuss the renegotiation of the EWTF and Vista enterprise agreements and EWTF’s strategic plan. The EWTF and Vista agreements will be merged into one collective agreement. Continue reading →
Yooralla has advised HACSU that sick leave, also known as personal leave, accrual has changed since the introduction of the new pay roll system in October 2012. Previously employees were provided with their annual entitlement on their employment anniversary date. This has now changed so that leave accrues pro rata. Continue reading →
All employees should have now received the formal “Notice of Employee Representational Rights” from SJGA. As a HACSU member you do not need to do anything as HACSU is automatically your bargaining representative. Continue reading →
The ACTU Time to Care campaign is aimed at lobbying the Commonwealth Government to “enshrine a more enforceable ‘right to request’ flexible work in order to meet their family or caring responsibilities”. Continue reading →
HACSU was one of the contributors for the Good practice guide to performance management of nurses and midwives which was developed to provide practical advice that clarifies the delineation between bullying and performance management and identifies the features of best practice performance management (as it relates to the prevention of bullying).
Following the successful HACSU members’ 2011-2012 EBA campaign where we won a commitment for an additional 43 EFT targeted towards safety and workload in inpatient services (primarily on the night shifts), the Department of Health have now confirmed that funding for the positions to cover particular shift lines will be rolled out to health services from 1 July 2013.
This year we are proud to announce HACSU OHS rep Vasalia Govender (DHS disability) has been nominated for Health and Safety Representative of the Year for this year’s Worksafe Awards. We wish Vasalia best of luck during the judging process. Continue reading →