HACSU is the only specialist union for the disability, mental health, and drug and alcohol serices in Victoria.
HACSU believe that though proper remuneraton and conditions for staff, the mental health, disability services, and drug and alcohol sectors will attract and retain the best possible works, 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 Vicotial disability and mental health sectors.
Victoria's Ice Action Plan is committed to the development of a standard frontline worker Ice training package for workforces that are providing services and support to Ice-affected individuals.
HACSU members successfully held the first ever stop work action. Members rallied at a BBQ in Clarendon Street Thornbury, whilst others from all across Victoria stopped work in solidarity.
In December last year the Victorian Government broke its promise to not privatise public disability services. While the Government has repeatedly said its decision isn’t final, the fact remains that you don’t announce a decision to investigate privatisation if you aren’t serious about following through.