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HACSU Stories: Wayne Watts, HACSU Branch Committee Member

2019-08-23

This month, we interviewed HACSU Branch Committe of Management Member, Wayne Watts (right). Read on to find out more about Wayne's journey with HACSU and his role within our union. 

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What is your current role?

I currently work in adult community mental health and have been a clinician for 37 years.

 

What types of skills do you need in your role?

Dedication, patience, maturity and common sense.

 

Tell us about you journey with HACSU?

It's been a very, very long journey! I joined HEF 2 (The Hospital Employees Federation) before HACSU was even invented in the early 1980s. I have been a workplace delegate for 34 years as well as a 2 year stint as an Organiser at HACSU.

 

You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it; what do you do with it?

Hide it in the fridge.

 

What’s the best thing about being a part of HACSU?

Knowing someone has got your back.

 

Tell us a story about a great ‘win’ you’ve had as a part of the union.

This year’s pay increase was a real beauty!

 

Tell us something interesting that other members might not know about you!

I can eat fire.

 

What superpower would you choose to have any why?

I’d like to fly – I hate traffic.