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.
Free forums for workers in the non-government, not for profit and community sector disability services. HACSU has begun discussions with over 40 non-government disability service providers about disability support worker wages and working conditions going into the future. This forum is an important opportunity for HACSU to engage with members regarding these discussions.
HACSU has lodged a dispute in the Fair Work Commission, regarding Eastern Health’s refusal to pay TOLS employees the wages and conditions they are entitled to under the Victorian Public Health Sector (Health Professional, Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Enterprise Agreement 2011-2015.
The Psychologists agreement is now in the process of being certified by the Fair Work Commission. The length of this process is not bound by any time restraints and will depend on the Commissioner appointed and the backlog of other agreements waiting to be certified.