HACSU is the only specialist union for the disability, mental health, and drug and alcohol services in Victoria.
HACSU believe that though proper remuneration and conditions for staff, the mental health, disability services, and drug and alcohol sectors will attract and retain the best possible workers, and thus provide the best quality services.
HACSU campaigns not only for industrial outcomes for workers but for the improved funding, resourcing and services for the Victoria disability and mental health sectors.
Last week the Andrews Government finally reacted to our escalating Protect Disability Care campaign in the Northcote by-election and other marginal seats around Victoria.
“It is very important not to enter these debates with emotive arguments. It has to be about what the evidence says is effective,” Lloyd Williams said. “All the evidence points to MSIC’s saving lives. In the Kings Cross area in Sydney, for example, drug-injecting usage has actually declined on a per capita basis since the introduction of a MSIC in 2001.”