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HACSU News July




We’re feeling jolly this July! Half-way through the year and we’ve already achieved so much as a strong collective of workers fighting for a better health and community services sector!

This month we’ve been watching closely as the Royal Commission into Mental Health begins with hearings each day. Thus far, we’re disappointed by the lack of focus on the voice of the workforce and we’re working to change that.




You probably already heard – we’ve gone digital! 

It’s never been easier to contact HACSU since the launch of our new member MyPage in the past month. We’re so excited about being able to connect with you in a new, vibrant way. We’ll be continuing to add new features to your MyPage in the coming months, including a new platform for online learning.

We’ll keep you updated as new features roll out, but for now, click here to find out how to log in for the first time and download your 2018-19 Tax Statement!



HACSU Women!

We Are Union Women, the Trades Hall Women’s movement is hosting free upcoming training events across Victoria, including stopping gendered violence AND building safe and respectful workplaces. Click here for more information or to RSVP to any of these events:

Have you already put forward your expression of interest to attend the Anna Stewart Memorial Project? We’ve had some fantastic attendees in the past, including some who have become union officials after attending! Click here to find out more about the project or go to:


Aged Care Royal Commission

We recently sent out a survey to our members working with aged persons. The research aims to understand workers’ experiences in delivering care in residential and in-home settings. This research is being conducted across multiple universities and we’ll see the results very soon. Thanks to everyone who participated!



HACSU Conference 2019

This year we’re celebrating our 20th annual Delegates and Activist Conference – and you’re invited! Part of being a HACSU Delegate means that you get to come together for two days every year to listen, learn and network with other Delegates. 

In recent years, we’ve introduced our Activists Day which includes members who are activists within their workplaces or local communities. This year the conference will take place on 31st of October and 1st of November.

Check your inbox to fill in our expression of interest form.


New Campaigns!

We’ve launched two exciting new campaigns this month!

Both Melba and The Tipping Foundation recently let us know that they’re keen to bargain with members for updated EBAs. We’re excited for the challenge and are ready for members to get involved! 

We’ll be visiting your workplaces soon to chat to you about how you can get involved. For now, click here to download a campaign poster you can put up in your workplace! If you’d like a colour copy or some other cool HACSU merch, let us know and we’ll pay you a visit!



NEW Graduate Resource Pack!

We’re getting around to TAFEs across the State to talk about the benefits of being a HACSU member! To help students who will soon be entering the workforce, we’ve created the brand-spanking new Graduate Resource Pack. 

It includes helpful tips about rights at work, how to find and apply for your first job in your field and writing great resumes. If you want a copy of the resource pack, chat to us today to organise a visit to your place of study or workplace!


Good News!

The McAlister Unit is an Mental Health unit that provides support and treatment to aged consumers. This month, we had a great win for members working at this unit involving a significant backpay!

These members discovered they had not been receiving their correct yearly incremental wage increases and spoke to their local delegate who contacted Area Organiser John. With the delegate and John’s help these members will see backpay for their previously lost wages and are now being paid correctly!

Well done to our members at McAlister Unit!

If you’re not sure whether you’ve received a wage increase in the past twelve months, please let us know! Get in touch today