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.
From 1st July 2017, HACSU membership fees will increase in line with the costs associated with inflation, employment and new campaigns around the NDIS rollout, to stop the privatisation of public disability services and key mental health services, and underfunding of mental health and disability services overall.
Last weekend, at the Australian Labor Party State Conference, HACSU called on the State Government to uphold the commitments made in the 2014 Victorian ALP Platform and immediately suspend the closure of the Eastern View, Ballarat Community Care Unit.
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Public disability carers/support workers from across Victoria will take strike action tomorrow to protest against the Victorian Government’s privatisation of Victorian public disability services and their refusal to enter into serious negotiations over job security and improvements to wages and conditions.