Please note that this page has limited information regarding the campaign. HACSU members can access detailed information including campaign updates and events at the DHHS EBA Campaign web page through the members portal .
As a result of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services, and the DHHS have adopted a new Code of Conduct for Disability Workers. HACSU representatives engaged heavily in the development of the code to make sure it was fair on workers, and we endorse it.
All DHHS employees you should have received your final EBA sign-on bonus this week. The sign-on bonus is $1000 and calculated pro rata for casuals and part time employees.
The DHHS EBA Ballot closed on Wednesday 23 May – 3363 ballots were received. Today we found out that over 97% of DHHS workers voted YES to this EBA – and YES to protecting disability care! This is a huge win for HACSU members who stuck together for two years to fight for a fair deal for disability workers and for the residents that you support.
Our EBA claim contains a wide range of clauses, which improve wages and conditions and seek to professionalise disability services so we can attract and retain workers in the new NDIS environment. We are also negotiating with Government to secure comprehensive protections for workers should the government force privatisation on our industry.
Download a copy of the full claim here
Winning higher wages
Improving penalty rates and allowances
Better leave conditions
Looking after casuals
Training and professional development
Workplace violence and safety