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HACSU Stories: Wayne Watts, HACSU Branch Committee Member


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. 


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.