As this Easter long-weekend draws to a close, HACSU is gearing up for another busy week ahead. To those of our members that have worked throughout the long weekend; we thank you. To those members who have contacted us for advice and support; thank you for bearing with us. We’ll be back to ‘normal’ from tomorrow morning.
We are expecting a busy week ahead. Throughout the long weekend we’ve been speaking to our members about a range of concerns; however, the dominant theme continues to be the government’s PPE policy for the disability sector, and the very real anxieties this is causing in workplaces across the state.
We know that more needs to be done. We’ve told this to the government time and time again. We’ve been lobbying hard on this issue, on a daily basis, since the Coronavirus pandemic began.
We’ll be doing so again this week.
The Health Minister, Jenny Mikakos, has requested a meeting with health unions on Thursday 16th April. Paul Healey and Kate Marshall will attend this meeting for HACSU, and your concerns will be escalated directly to her.
Tomorrow we’ll be updating our members on the finer details of yesterday’s announcement of $59.4 million of investment into Victoria’s mental health system, and the implications this will have for HACSU members and the mental health workforce.
Throughout the week, we’ll be working with our members in all sectors to respond to individual and collective matters. As has been the pattern for the last few weeks, we expect policy announcements and policy changes throughout the week. We’ll continue to provide daily updates to all of you, including on the impact of our advocacy and lobbying.
If you need to contact us, from tomorrow please call us on 1300 651 931 or 9340 4100 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org .